There’s nothing like the sound of a Book Club in the morning…
Founded in 2013, The Maxwell Morning Book Club typically meets the last Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Jeff Maxwell Library at 1927 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906. February, they are meeting at the Augusta-Richmond Public Library.
February 22 (Non-Fiction) meet at Main Library!
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
March 29 (Fiction) meet at Main Library!
Confessions of Young Nero
by Margaret George
Apr 26 (Non-Fiction)
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
May 31 (Fiction)
Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Jun 28 (Non-Fiction)
by Malcolm Gladwell
ATTENTION: Maxwell Library will be closed for renovations during the normal meeting day of the book club from July to at least January 2019. More information will be provided as available.
July’s meeting will be held on the 3rd Floor Meeting Room at the HQ Library on Telfair St. Meetings will probably be held at this location until January 2019. Please visit the Maxwell Book Club website for updates.
July 26 (Fiction) meet at Main Library!
by Chloe Benjamin
Aug 30 (Non-Fiction) meet at Main Library!
The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way
by Bill Bryson
Sep 27 (Fiction) meet at Main Library!
by Günter Grass
Be aware that plans are in the works to renovate Maxwell Branch, so it may be a few more months than just those 2 months in 2018 that they will need to meet elsewhere.
We are discussing “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Conner!
Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. — Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a blind street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Lily Sabbath. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel Motes founds the The Church Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with wise blood, who leads him to a mummified holy child, and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Hazel’s existential struggles.
This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
All our meetings are the last Thursday of the month, unless holidays alter our plans!
September 28 (Fiction)
“A Man Called Ove”
by Fredrik Backman
October 26 (Non-Fiction)
“The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day”
by Dorothy Day
November 30 (Fiction)
“A Separate Country”
by Robert Hicks
December 28 (Non-Fiction)
“The Science of Evil: Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty”
By Simon Baron-Cohen
We’ve been able to keep our last ‘Thursday of the Month” for November, avoiding Thanksgiving, and also in December, avoided being bumped by either Christmas or New Years Day.
We will still probably move to Friedman Branch or Downtown again for Feb and March 2018, those locations have worked out pretty well for us these last couple years.
Be aware that plans are in the works to renovate Maxwell Branch, so it may be a few more months than just those 2 months in 2018 that we will need to meet elsewhere.
Don’t worry, we will provide plenty of prior notification and post it on the blog and the Facebook page.