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September 2019

Book Club – The Sea, The Sea

Thu, September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

SEPTEMBER 26. THE SEA, THE SEA BY IRIS MURDOCH Charles Arrowby, leading light of England’s theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor both professionally and personally, and to amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange…

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October 2019

Book Club – Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting

Thu, October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

OCTOBER 24. NANAVILLE: ADVENTURES IN GRANDPARENTING BY ANNA QUINDLEN Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother–the Pulitzer-winning columnist and #1 bestselling author reflects on the roles we play throughout our lives, sharing personal stories and advice on the special joys and complexities of middle age. Book club meetings are open to all Fortnightly Club members. Not a member? Come to our book club meeting and see what it’s all about! We would love for you to join us.

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November 2019

Book Club – Educated

Thu, November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

NOVEMBER 21.  EDUCATED BY TARA WESTOVER An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of…

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January 2020

Book Club – The Goldfinch

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

JANUARY 23. THE GOLDFINCH BY DONNA TARTT The Goldfinch won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other honors. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable…

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February 2020

Book Club – Brown Bag & Movie

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

FEBRUARY 27 AT 12PM. BROWN BAG LUNCH AND A MOVIE. Movie to be determined.

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March 2020

Book Club – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

MARCH 26. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE BY GAIL HONEYMAN Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who…

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April 2020

Book Club – TBD

Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

APRIL 23. OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS

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May 2020

Book Club – Circe

Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

MAY 28. CIRCE BY MADELINE MILLER In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones…

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June 2020

Book Club – Where the Crawdads Sing

Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ

JUNE 25. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING BY DELIA OWENS For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in…

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