Are you looking for a fun group to join for monthly social meetings to discuss the books we read? September is when the UUCSW Book Group begins the book year, meeting to share food and books to consider for the monthly choices. This is a good time to join us . All are welcome. You do not need to be a church member or even attend services. You only need a love for reading and sharing books.

We typically meet in members’ homes each month. If you are planning to join for the first time, or have any questions about Book Group, please email Susie Wells at susie48winnip@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

May 10, 2024

Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt

Summary: Tova Sullivan is the elderly cleaning woman for the Sowell Bay Aquarium. She enjoys conversing with the aquarium’s octopus, Marcellus—an unusually intelligent creature who speaks directly to the reader about his captive circumstances. Marcellus has learned how to escape from his enclosure and travels through the aquarium looking for snacks. On one occasion, Tova finds him tangled in knotted cables in the director’s office. She helps free him, and Marcellus recognizes that without Tova, he would have died. The two begin an unlikely friendship.

June 14, 2024

Girls and Their Monsters, by Audrey Clare Farley

“Girls and Their Monsters,” examines America’s complicated relationship with mental illness through the four sisters who would become known as the Genain Quadruplets under research done by the National Institute of Mental Health.