You’re invited to join St. Paul’s Book Club. We meet virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm, and we read one book a month from a variety of different genres. You don’t need to join in for every book discussion; we have people who come because they are interested in a particular book. The group is welcoming and lively, and we all enjoy the difference in age, interest, and experiences. For more information please contact Donna Dick.

June 14th and 28th – The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe

Inspired by the real-life Titanic love story between America’s richest man and teenaged beauty Madeleine Force. He was American royalty, the richest man in the country, and Fifth Avenue scion of the Gilded Age. She was a vivacious teenage socialite suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into fame simply for falling in love with a famous man nearly three decades her senior. Brought to life in this sweeping work of historical fiction by New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Shana Abé, the love story between Jack Astor and Madeline Force, from scandalous courtship to tragic honeymoon aboard the Titanic, which made them the most famous couple of their time.

 July 11th and 25th – Black Cake Charmain Wilkerson

Black Cake is about two siblings, Benny and Byron, who reunite after their mother has recently passed away. They learn that she has left them an inheritance of a frozen black cake in the fridge and a recording of her telling them the truth about her past and where she comes from.

Black cake is a dessert that originates from the Caribbean Islands but relies on influences from other countries as well, resulting in a mixed history that is reflected in the story of this family as well. As Benny and Byron follow her story, they start to learn about the person their mother truly was, and they come to understand what their roots are.