Porter Book Group
Meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
June 6: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years-except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more-except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala-and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.
July 11: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
August 1: The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
September 5: Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings
October 3: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
November 7: Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
December 5: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser