"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear that it will go off in your face...It is one of the few havens remaining where [your] mind can get both provocation and privacy."

— Edward P. Morgan

St. Michael's Book Club is open to all interested readers and meets once each month (the 4th Wednesday, except in December) in St. Michael's library at 7:00 in the evening. Book selections come from a wide variety of literary genres and offer a wonderful way to explore several authors through fellowship and discussion led by a different individual each month. 
For additional information contact Kathi Frelk,, 847-381-2887.

St. Michael’s Book Club 2016

Date Book / Author Discussion Leader Host
January 27 The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Kathi Frelk Annilee Quinlan
February 24 The Inklings:
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien,

     and Their Friends
Humphrey Carpenter (1978)
Mary Ambrose-Gerak Ellen Lindeen
March 23 The Tiger’s Wife
Téa Obreht
Jan Semerad Maribeth Totten
April 27 Just Mercy:
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson
Judy Tammi Sharon Bullion
May 25 Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ellen Lindeen Nancy Wulfers
June 22 The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Frank Compton Florence Compton
July 27 The Road to Character
David Brooks
Georgianne Harms Sam Lanham
August 24 Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline
Christine Olson Danny Warner
September 28 Can You Forgive Her
Anthony Trolloppe
Rick Ryba Judy Tammi
October 26 The Wright Brothers
David McCullough
Maribeth Totten Ann Parker
November 16 A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
Danny Warner Kathi Frelk
December 14 Christmas Party at Jan Semerad’s
Selected Readings
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