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Book It! Salem Church Book Group

Cooked by Michael Pollan

Join other readers to talk about books. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 pm.

Current Selection:

November 25: Cooked by Michael Pollan
In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.

Upcoming Seletion:

December 23: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
January 27: The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
February 24:  George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
March 24:  I Robot by Isaac Asimov
April 28:  Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
May 26:  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 23:  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
July 28:  Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Fennelly
August 25:  TBD
September 22:  Compass Rose by John Casey
October 27:  Ahab's Wife, Or, The Star-gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
November 24:  Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
December 22:  A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote