Book Discussion Groups

Groups meet the first Wednesday of the month 
from 1:30 - 2:30 PM in LMC 123

The English department sponsors Book Discussion Groups with a different book as the topic of discussion each month. The books are available in the GCC Bookstore for purchase, generally in paperback format. Each group meets with a member of the GCC faculty to share ideas about the selected book of the month. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. The location will be announced prior. Everyone in the campus community is welcome to attend.

Websites for Book Lovers:

  • BookBrowse
  • BookBrowser
  • Bookwire
  • CNN.COM:Books
  • Internet Book Information Center
  • New York Times: Books
  • Novelguide.com
  • Online Literary Criticism Collection
  • Overbooked
  • Pink Monkey
  • Sparknotes
  • Washingtonpost.com: Book World
  • Washington Center for the Book
  • Yahoo! Literature Links
  • Books for Discussions
    Spring, 2001

    Wednesday, February 7
    THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN ( a short story)
    A Canadian ethnologist discovers a different identity in a unique short story by Alice Munro.

    Wednesday, March 7
    HOUSE MADE OF DAWN
    Native American mythology and the southwest landscape by N Scott Momady.

    Wednesday, April 4
    GALLILEO'S DAUGHTER
    The famous scientist's correspondence with his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, by Dava Sobel.

    Wednesday, May 2
    WHAT REMAINS
    From nazi Germany to London to the US, leaving Europe behind by Nicholas DelBanco.

    Recommended Books
    The following books were topics of discussion during previous semesters (the web pages linked below may contain inactive links):
    Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston 
    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolpho Anaya
    Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival
    Leaving Alva by Victoria Lipman
    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
    Great Books by David Denby
    A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
    Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
    Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko
    The Color of Water by James McBride
    Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
    "Blood" by Issac Bashevis Singer (short story)
    Books of the Century edited by Elizabeth Diefendorf
    Beloved by Toni Morrison
    The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
    "Le Mooz" a short story by Louise Erdich
    These is My Words by Nancy Turner
    Waiting by Ha Jin
    Passage to India by E M Forster