The First Parish Book Club 2018 - 2019

Are you a reader? Want to borrow a FPNUU book group selection?

This year, RE has purchased one copy of each book for anyone to borrow, read, and return. The book copies and printed schedules are available to anyone on the top shelf of the bookshelf near the piano in our Parish Hall. We meet in the Fogg Parlor on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us for any book discussion throughout the year.

September 5, 2018Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

October 3, 2018Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick and/or The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

November 7, 2018A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

December 5, 2018Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn

January 2, 2019 - Blind Date with a Book
A post-Christmas gift grab with a twist! Wrap up a book, and attach a label with a few clues, but not the actual title or author. For example, "Little Women" might say 'historical novel – four sisters – local author.' (Don't feel you need to buy the book – you can pass along a book from your own collection you've already read and enjoyed.) We'll each pick one, open them together, and talk about our favorite books of the year.

February 6, 2019 - Bring 10 copies of your favorite poem to share and discuss.

March 6, 2019 - Great Small Things by Jodi Picolt
With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

April 3, 2019 - Brave Companions by David McCullough

May 1, 2019 - The Music Shop (The audiobook version is highly recommended.)by Rachel Joyce

June 5, 2019 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Our Tai Chi classes continue on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 in the Parish Hall. Drop in and enjoy the benefits of this ancient movement exercise. Great for your balance, gentle stretching, and overall better health. This session, which began in January, will continue to March 12. Contact Sue Robinson at or 781-294-8840 for further details. New students are always welcome.