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The perfect book club - carefully curated - just for you. 6 times a year, an intimate group will gather to examine some of the greatest authors in southern history. Each book club includes a "pick-up party" where you will meet the other club members, enjoy light refreshments, and receive your "book club kit". All members are invited to post their thoughts about the book in a private group chat. A few weeks later, book club will reconvene for a multi-course dinner and riveting conversation led by a subject matter expert including attorneys, political leaders, chefs, designers, and human rights activists. The 2022 - 2023 Book Club Collection will include the works identified below:


By Octavia E. Butler. Though she lives in 1976 L.A., a woman named Dana is suddenly transported to a Civil War–era plantation in Maryland. Soon, the more frequently Dana travels back in time, the longer she stays, as she faces dangers that threaten her life in the future.

The Cooking Gene

Written by Michael W. Twitty. 

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

I Miss you when I Blink

Written by Mary Laura Philpott. The Nashville author's son once told her, “I miss you when I blink,” and it made her realize she missed herself. The result of that minor mid-life crisis is this delightfully personal but relatable collection of essays. Among the many moments that shine: The tale of Philpott’s mother, who upon realizing her baby was scrawny, put her immediately on a diet of banana pudding. 

Register for Book Club

  • Fall Book Club: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Thu, Sep 08
    The Berry House Shops
    Sep 08, 6:00 PM CDT – Sep 30, 10:00 PM CDT
    The Berry House Shops, 227 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134, USA