Books and Banter
Books and Banter has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Books and Banter is St. Martin's informal book club, held on the second Monday of the month from September to June. Sessions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., and end by 9:00 p.m. All are welcome at our open discussions.
All Books and Banter discussions are held online on Zoom.
Participants locate their own copy of the book, borrowing from the Free Library of Philadelphia (various branches) or from the Montgomery County Library system; reading on a Kindle, or buying a new or used copy (we recommend your local Black owned bookstore, like Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books in Germantown.)
Books & Discussion Schedule
Books and Banter books Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (2018, 336 p.)
The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (2015, 345 p.)
The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees and a Plan to Save the Planet, by Jim Robbins (2012, 216 p.)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce. (2012, 384 p.)
The Promise of the Grand Canyon, by John Ross. (2018, 400 p.)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (2018, 384 p.)
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt (2011, 368 p.)
Two Books by George Orwell
1984, (1949, 328 p.)
The Politics of the English Language, (1946, an essay of 28 p.)
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by Jack Weatherford. (2004, 352 p.)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. (2009, 290 p.)