Great Books Discussions

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Great Books Discussions meets monthly at the University Club as a part of the Great Books Foundation (formed in 1947), whose mission is to promote reading, thinking, and the exchange of ideas amongst people of all ages. Monthly readings by authors ranging from Aristotle to Thomas Hobbes to Leo Tolstoy provide a wonderful opportunity for members to participate in lively in-depth discussions about great literature.

This group meets the second Wednesday of each month. The group leader is Margaret King, and she can be contacted at

Reading Schedule for 2022–2023 

Our anthology is Even Deadlier: A Sequel to The 7 Deadly Sins  Sampler, (Born, Tigue and Whitfield), published by The Great Books  Foundation. This is an anthology of short stories. 

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (except  December) at 5pm. 

Two short story selections for each sin! 

La Grande Breteche, by Honore de Balzac — June 8, 2022 at 5pm
The Old Gentleman
, by Frances Hwang — July 13, 2022 at 5pm 

Krakatau, by Jim Shepard — August 10, 2022 at 5pm 
Weekend, by Fay Weldon — September 14, 2022 at 5pm 

Torch Song, by John Cheever — October 12, 2022 at 5pm
My First Two Women, by Nadine Gordimer — November 9, 2022 at 5pm 

Great Books Holiday Dinner
December 14, 2022 — TBD 

Babylon Revisited, by F. Scott Fitzgerald — January 11, 2023 at 5pm The Custard Heart, by Dorothy Parker — February 8, 2023 at 5pm 

A Woman of Fifty, by W. Somerset Maugham — March 8, 2023 at 5pm My Wife is a White Russian, by Rose Tremain — April 12, 2023 at 5pm 

Theft in a Pastry Shop, by Italo Calvino — May 10, 2023 at 5pm (continued on reverse)

Fat People, by Alison Lure — June 14, 2023 at 5pm 

Nuns at Luncheon, by Aldous Huxley — July 12, 2023 at 5pm
Cowboys are My Weakness, by Pam Houston — August 9, 2023 at 5pm

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