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 Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062244765
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 6th, 2015

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

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of two women in Kabul separated by a century who share similar destinies— Rahima, confined to her house with a drug-addicted father and no brothers; and her great-great grandmother Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic. As young girls, they are allowed by an ancient custom to dress and be treated as boys until considered old enough for marriage. Finally able to attend school, go to the market, and even chaperone older sisters, Rahima and Shekiba struggle to save themselves and build new lives, both questioning how their circumstances will change with the expectation of marriage.

Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126079
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 8th, 2018

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

Antigone Staff Pick · "This story sank deep into my bones as it unfolded. I was haunted by the ghostly spirit of the Deep South that shaped a family bound by blood, history, and loss. Jesmyn Ward smoothly conveys the harrowing details of each character's experience with imaginative clarity. I loved this book."—Kate S.