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 May 25, 2016

Summer Reading with Rev Lucy:Challenging Books for Challenging Times

Posted by Rev Lucy

Posted on May 25, 2016


Its back! The summer reading group will commence again this summer with three challenging books.  We will meet on the second Tuesday of June, July and August at 6:30.  All books are available in paperback, or at the Sacramento Library.   Remember if you order through Amazon please go through Amazon Smile which gives a percentage back to UUSS.

June: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Katherine Boo

Meeting June 14 at 6:30 PM in the welcome hall

In this brilliant, breathtaking book, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.


July:  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Meeting July 12 at 6:30 pm in the Welcome Hall

This epic, beautifully written masterwork, chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.


August: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

By Elizabeth Kolbert

Meeting August 9 at 6:30 pm in the Welcome Hall

“Natural scientists posit that there have been five extinction events in the Earth’s history (think of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs), and Kolbert makes a compelling case that human activity is leading to the sixth.”

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  2 Responses to “Summer Reading with Rev Lucy:Challenging Books for Challenging Times”

  1. Hi Rev. Lucy,
    I believe you told me there was going to be a second meeting date for The Warmth of Other Suns. I will be out of town on July 12, and would enjoy participating in a discussion of this book. Please tell me (again) if and when a second date is planned.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Shareen – yes the regular book groups meets on the last Tuesday of the month (June 28)
    I will be there to lead the discussion about the Warnth of Other suns. Hope you can join us.


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