Book Clubs

We have three active book clubs that welcome members to join.  Please support our section by purchasing books through the Amazon Smile Foundation.  Amazon will make a 0.5% donation to our Greater Philadelphia Section. 
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 Afternoon Book Club

During the pandemic, our group has continued to meet via Zoom.  Thank you to Judy Fried for moderating our July book discussion on  American Dirt   by Jeanine Cummins.

Below are the scheduled monthly meeting dates with book selection and moderator:

Aug 27           Next Year in Havana   By Chanel Cleeton

                        Moderator:  Sandy Fryer

Sept 24          The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

                        by Kim Michele Richardson

                        Moderator:  Eileen Davis

Oct 22           Washington Black

                        by Esi Edugyan

                        Moderator:  Susan Brooks

Nov 19          There, There

                        by Tommy Orange

                        Moderator:  Celia Nires-Rothkopf

Dec 17           The Secret Keeper

By Kate Morton

Moderator:  Anita Shomer

For more information, contact Susan Brooks

at 215-542-0712 or

Evening Book Club

Thank you to Nancy Fagan for setting up our Zoom meetings and thank you to Susan Horwitz for leading our discussion for our June Meeting.

Book Club Schedule

July 21 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Album  (Moderator:  Barb Auerbach)

August 18 A Woman of No Importance:The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by  Sonia Purnell   (Moderator:  Tammy Hertzbach?)

September 22 The Giver of Stars byJojo Moyes (Faith Edelman)

October 20 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Moderator:  Joan Sax)

November 17 The Splendid and the Vile:A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson (Moderator:  Rebecca Landau)

December 15 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Moderator:  Lee Tonik)

January 19 Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (Moderator:  Harriet Gran)

February 23 The Huntress by Kate Quinn (Moderator:  Nancy Fagan)

March 23 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins   (Moderator:  TBA)

All Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

For more information contact  Joan Sax  215-947-9166  or

Center City Book Group

Our next Zoom meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 7:30 P.M.

Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Leader Gwen Freedman)

Fall/Winter Book Group Schedule

Oct. 14.         The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Leader Etta Nissman)

Nov. 11          The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. (Leader Michelle Rose)

Dec. 9.           The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Leader Helene Sternberg)

Jan. 13.          Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Leader Audrey Block)

Feb. 10          The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyew (Leader Eleanor Levie)

Center City residents interested in a Book Group

Contact Audrey Block – or 215-688-0094