Second Sunday Book Group

This group, which has been meeting for nearly twenty years, reads and discusses fiction, usually by women.  Facilitated by Laurel-Heather Milden, the group chooses recently published novels by authors ranging from the obscure to the well known.

If you have any questions about the group, Laurel-Heather would be glad to help.  Email her at and she asks that you mention the book group name on the subject line.

This group meets on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm.

Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.

The Story of the Lost Child Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609452865
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2015

Discussion on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm.

"This final installment of the Neapolitan series finally brings Lila and Elena more closely  geographically. Naively, I thought this would solve many of their problems, but of course their fraught and singular friendship only gets more complicated.

I found this to be a very powerful conclusion to a series I adored. I'm telling you, it was hard once I finished to know what I could possibly want to read next..." -Morgan, Antigone Books

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Discussion on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm.

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a sweeping epic of love, friendship and betrayal. The wry, confessional voice of the “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arrives in America shortly after the Fall of Saigon, introduces readers to the life of Vietnamese Americans in the aftermath of the American Vietnam War.

Umami Cover Image
By Laia Jufresa, Sophie Hughes (Translator)
ISBN: 9781780748924
Availability: Special Order
Published: ONEWorld Publications - September 12th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm

In this extremely charming novel, Jufresa seamlessly toggles between the lives of the people who inhabit a Mexico City tenement compound. Five characters tell the story of the last four years, the traumas they’ve endured, and the sharing of their separate grief as the fragments of their families struggle through their lives together. Umami is a vividly imagined, multi-voice narrative of grief, loss and missed chances. In prose that is dazzlingly inventive, funny and tender, Laia Jufresa immerses us in the troubled lives of her narrators, deftly unpicking their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching.