Interest Group – Literature: Contemporary Books


Group Leader:  Diane Stangel, (925) 939-0373 or

To join this group, please contact group leader.

This group is open to new members. All meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am, except for December which is a week earlier to accommodate for the Christmas holiay. December’s meeting is at noon for a holiday pot luck (no books discussed in December.)

Meetings are held at a member’s home and led by a discussion leader. Books are selected by the group six months at a time. Each member is expected to either be a hostess or a discussion leader once a year.

The following are  book selections and hostesses for the Contemporary Book Club Group from Walnut Creek for the period of June 2013 through January 2014.

June 25, 2013 Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks  Hostess: Mary Twist; The discussion leader is Joyce Briggs.

July 24, 2013 Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides  Hostess: Helen Owsley

August 28, 2013  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradberry  (Countywide Read)     Hostess: Roseann Krane

September 25, 2013 On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House     Hostess: Bernice Cooke

October 23, 2013 Lives Like Loaded Guns by Lyndall Gordon     Hostess: Chris Kutzscher

November 20, 2013 The Garden of the Evening Mist by Twan Eng Ran     Hostess:  Cindy Carter

December 18, 2013 Chrismas Luncheon at the Home of Mary Ann Hruska

January 22, 2014  The Round House by Lousise Erdrich     Hostess:  Diane Stangel


(Last update:  6/13/2013)