The Humanities and the Professions Reading and Discussion Group was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting which used great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas. NCG book club members meet approximately four times a year for a facilitated discussion and the opportunity to engage with one another through a shared love of literature.
Good Lord Bird by James McBride
National Book Award winner
"James McBride’s novel takes a pivotal, troubled sequence in American history—John Brown’s abolitionist campaign—and retells it in a voice as comic and original as any we have heard since Mark Twain. The narrator is one Henry Shackleford, aka Onion, an escaped teenaged slave who accompanies Brown while disguised as a girl. Fondly portraying Brown as a well-meaning but unhinged zealot, The Good Lord Bird is daringly irreverent, but also wise, funny, and affecting."–National Book Foundation
Who Can Attend
Attendance is restricted to NCG members, with a maximum capacity of 10 members per session. Please call Member Services at 415.777.4111 ext 22 for additional information.
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Book Group fees are available at an annual or drop–in rate. The annual fee allows a member to attend five book club sessions per year with an option for a sixth session at the discretion of the group. Members are also invited to attend a single session at the drop-in rate.
Fee includes professional facilitator and complementary beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.
Annual Member Fee: $75
Drop-In Fee: $20
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