SOAR's Fall 2017 term continues through 11/17.


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community

Book Club

The SOAR Book Club, active for more than 10 years, was the organization’s first shared interest group. With the exception of December, it meets the third Friday of each month at 1:15 p.m. Group members read and discuss award-winning fiction and non-fiction.

Listed below are books that the SOAR Book Club will be discussing in 2017. Suggestions of additional titles are welcome. Please remember that suggestions must either be award-winning books or books that you have read that are appropriate for the group to discuss. Send suggestions to Roberta Russ at the email address listed below, or bring them to an up-coming meeting.

Books for 2017

January 20: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Beckman - Facilitator: Barbara A.

February 17: The Circle by Dave Eggars - Facilitator: Carol K.

March 17: The Vegetarian by Han Kang - Facilitator: Roberta R.

April 21: Circling the Sun by Paul McLain - Facilitator: Naomi

May 19: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - Facilitator: Paul

June 16: The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal - Facilitator: Susan G.

July 21: Plainsong by Kent Haruf - Facilitator: Barbara A.

August 18: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin - Facilitator: Roberta

September 15: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari - Facilitator: Paul

October 20: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - Facilitator: Roberta

November 17: LaRose by Louise Erdich - Facilitator: Sherry

December: No meeting

Books for 2018

January 19:  Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner - Facilitator: Margaret

February 16:  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett - Facilitator: Mary

March 16:  News of the World by Paulette Jiles - Facilitator: Barbara

April 20:  Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 by John M. Berry - Facilitator: Paul


Please contact Roberta Russ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join and for further information. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence from the SOAR Book Club, please advise by return e-mail. 


Regards, Roberta, Bev and Paul