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Lunchtime Book Group

This group reads fiction and non-fiction, recent publications and classics, almost all available in paperback.  Come together over bag lunches to share your ideas and reactions. Books are selected annually by group members and are almost always available in paperback.


We generally meet on the fourth Monday of the month, at 12 noon in the Harvard Neighbors meeting room. Bring a sandwich - tea is available.

*We have one meeting for Nov./Dec.

Group contact: AnnaMaria AbernathyJoan MuellnerJane Knowles, or Linda Kaufman

Below is the schedule for 2016-17

September 26

Tomalin, Claire, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self.

Vintage Paperback, 378 pages excluding notes and index.  

October 24

Nabokov, Vladimir, Pnin. Vintage Press 1988 , 208 pp.

November 28



Croke, Vicki, Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an

Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in

World War II. Random House Paperback, 2015. 368 pp.


January 23

 Ferrante, Elena, My Brilliant Friend, Kindle and paperback,

2012. 321 pp.

February 27

Brooks, Geraldine, The Secret Chord. Penguin reprint 2016.

 320 pp. 

March 27

Showalter, Elaine, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe –

a Biography. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 241 pp. 

April 24

Brown, Daniel James, The Boys in the Boat.

Penguin, 2014. 404 pp.

May 22

Hartley, L.P, The Go-Between, 1962. 288 pp. Paperback and



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