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The Fiction Discussion Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Titles are democratically selected by members, usually around a theme, such as "Around the World in 12 Books" or "Year of Doubles."

For further questions or to be put on the group's email list, please write to group moderator Grant Schaumburg at

2019–2020 Schedule

  • Oct. 7: Anne Enright, The Gathering
    Nov. 4: Lawrence Norfolk, John Saturnall's Feast
    Dec. 2: Elizabeth Bowen, The Heat of the Day
  • Jan 6 (joint meeting with the Civil War group): Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
  • Feb. 3: Willa Cather, My Antonia
  • Mar. 2: Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana
  • Apr. 6: Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar ***Group will meet virtually***
  • May 4: Joseph Conrad, Nostromo ***Group will meet virtually***
  • Jun. 1: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five ***Group will meet virtually***
  • Jul. 6: Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country
  • Aug. 3: Stewart O’Nan, Henry, Himself
  • Sep. 7: Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
  • Oct. 5: Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice
  • Nov. 2: Virginia Woolf, Orlando
  • Dec. 7: Penelope Fitzgerald, The Beginning of Spring
  • Fiction Discussion Group Past Readings