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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

November 19, 2017 Join Douglas Adams’s hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction … Continue reading

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Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen

Sunday, August 20 2017 Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen Home of Mella and Chris; 4 p.m. Join us for snacks and a discussion of Anu Partanen’s book The Nordic Theory of Everything. Details on our … Continue reading

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The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partaken

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars, Stephen Prothero

February 2017 Headlines scream that the United States is stuck in the middle of an un-precedented, unsolvable, and vicious political war, pitting Right against Left, Tea Party against progressives, religious against secular. As these battles rage, many worry whether we … Continue reading

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The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams

May 2017 “The question may be timeless, but their answer has urgent significance.” —Time Magazine “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the … Continue reading

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Book Discussion: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Sunday, May 7 2017 GTH Book Club 11 a.m….home of Bradley and Jill Join us for a discussion and potluck brunch featuring the new release from the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu…The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a … Continue reading

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Book Club Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Sunday, April 9 2017 Book Club Discussion…Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 11 a.m….home of Marlene and Isiah Smith Join us for a discussion of J.D. Vance’s best-selling and illuminating book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. RSVP … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy

April 2017 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF “6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP’S WIN” “You will not read a more important book about America this year.“—The Economist From a former marine and Yale … Continue reading

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Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

**postponed one week due to illness** Sunday, Feb 19 2017 Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) by Stephen Prothero 11 a.m….home of Jill and Bradley (RSVP for address and directions) In this timely, … Continue reading

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

November 2016 True or false: Modern medicine is a miracle that has transformed all of our lives. If you said “true,” you’d be right, of course, but that’s a statement that demands an asterisk, a “but.” “We’ve been wrong about … Continue reading

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