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St. Francis Book Club

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on November 4, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on February 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 10, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 17, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 24, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 11:00am

StF Book Club 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 year, we will be discussing the following books:

October 21–The Soul of America, John Meacham. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

November 4–Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez, Tells tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the town of Macondo, a fictitious town in the country of Colombia. It is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon.

December 2–The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin. A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

CANCELLED ~ January 6

February 3–Evicted: Poverty and Profit in America, Matthew Desmond. THis book follows eight families struggling to pay rent to their landlords around the 2008 financial crisis. It highlights the issues of extreme poverty, affordable housing, and economic exploitation in the United States

March 10 – April 7 (Lent) Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World, 14th Dalai Lama. This book is about Secular ethics use in our everyday life. Those are ethics that can be used by both religious and non-religious people. There are many suggestions about getting rid of destructive emotions and helping other people. THe book justifies the importance of compassion.

May 19–Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
From Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

St. Francis Church
2810 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903 United States
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Phone:
(203) - 322 - 2949
Website:
www.stfrancisstamford.org