Ministries

"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, kfrelk@yahoo.com, 847-381-2887.

St. Michael’s Book Club 2015 Schedule
 
January 28 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Discussion Leader: Annilee Quinlan; Host: Georgianne Harms
 
February 25 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Discussion Leader: Christine Olson; Host: Rick Ryba
 
March 25 The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Discussion Leader: Frank Compton; Host: Florence Compton
 
April 22 The Sinking of the Eastland; America’s Forgotten Tragedy by Jay Bonansinga
Discussion Leader: Jan Semerad; Host: Maribeth Totten
 
May 27 What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life Amidst Uncertainty and Danger
by Arthur Kleinman
Discussion Leader: Ellen Lindeen; Host: Mary Ambrose-Gerak
 
June 24 Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Discussion Leader: Ann Parker; Host: Danny Warner
 
July 22 Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Storyof America’s Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
Discussion Leader: Judy Tammi; Host: Sharon Bullion
 
August 26 Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni
Discussion Leader: Danny Warner; Host: Christine Olson
 
September 23 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Discussion Leader: Georgianne Harms; Host: Kathi Frelk
 
October 28 The Submission by Amy Waldman
Discussion Leader: Sam Lanham; Host: Judy Tammi
 
November 18 The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
Discussion Leader: Rick Ryba; Host: Ellen Lindeen
 
December 16 Christmas Party at Jan Semerad’s - Selected Readings
All;  All
 
January 2016 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Discussion Leader: Kathi Frelk