St Juliana Book Club

I'm starting a new Saint Juliana Book Club. The goal is to read a book every month or so.


February 2020 Selection

Our inaugural book will be The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West.  A novel written in 1959, the story follows a dying English priest sent by the Vatican to investigate an individual being proposed for sainthood.  The book sold over three million copies, received several awards, and was staged on Broadway.  The New York Times called it “a reading experience of real emotional intensity.”Please obtain a copy of the book yourself.  For those interested and able, we will meet to discuss the book on Saturday, February 1st at 9:30am in the parish center.


March 2020 Selection

Our next book will be The Road  by Cormac McCarthy, to be discussed on Saturday, March 7th at 9:30am in the parish center.

A national bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Road is a post-apocalyptic story of father and son. The book, according to a review on Amazon, "boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, ‘each the other's world entire,’ are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation."

Please obtain a copy of the book yourself. For those interested and able, we will meet to discuss the book on Saturday, March 7th at 9:30am in the back meeting room of the Saint Juliana Parish Center, located at 7200 N. Osceola Avenue, Chicago. If you cannot make the meeting, you are still encouraged to read the book!

Save the Date: Our next book will be The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, to be discussed on April 4th. And, if you missed it, last month’s book was The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West.

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