Book Club

The Oratory’s Book Club, convened by Father Dennis Corrado, c.o. meets monthly on Sundays, September to June, following the principal Liturgy celebrated at 11:15. am.

• All attendees who have read the book listed for that month are welcome to audit or participate in the informal and relaxed round table discussion.
• The Book Club meets in the Aula Maxima (Room) located on the second floor of Newman Hall. The discussions are usually 90 minutes or less in length. We begin at (about) 1 pm. Participants usually take advantage of the Coffee Hour prior to the discussion.
• New members are always welcome to attend one, several or all of the year’s meetings. There is no need to preregister.

The year’s readings are posted here and generally focus on international works of new and classic fiction.

FR. DENNIS’ BOOK CLUB SEPTEMBER 2015 – JUNE 2016 READING LIST

MEMBERS’ CHOICE!

Feb. 28
Ubik                                                                                Philip K. Dick Ubik
Mar. 13
The Death of Ivan Illyich                                     Leo Tolstoy tolstoy
Apr. 24
Old Ways                                                                    Robert MacFarlane OleWyas
May 9
The Blue Flower                                                    Penelope Fitzgerald BlueFlower
June 10
The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency             Alexander Mc Call Smith #1Ladies
Already completed
Sept. 27
Wish You Were Here & Emily Alone               Stewart O’Nan
Oct. 25
The Burgess Boys                                                       Elizabeth Strout
Nov. 15
Nectar in the Sieve                                                    Kamala Markanday
Dec. 20
The Sparrow                                                                Mary Doria Russell
Jan. 24
Redeployment                                                           Phil Kay

FR. DENNIS’ BOOK CLUB 2014-2015 READING LIST

The 2014 season included the following books:

  • September 21 When the Emperor Was Divine The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka
  • October 19 The Lady from Tel Aviv – Raba’l Al-Madhoun
  • November 23 The Siege / The Lie – Helen Dunmore
  • December 21 The Call of the Wild/White Fang – Jack London
  • January 11 The Good Lord Bird – James McBride
  • February 15 Someone – Alice McDermott
  • March 22 We Need New Names No – Violet Bulawayo
  • April 26 The Infatuations – Javier Marais
  • May 31 The Sojourn – Andrew Krivak
  •  June 22 The Dream of the Red Chamber – Cao Xuequin