open book with fall leavesBetter Read than Dead Book Club
Fall 2021Selections
Fall into a good book! The Better Read Than Dead Book Club will continue to meet at 9:00 A.M. via Zoom on the 2nd Saturday of each month.


In October we read: Peace Like A River by Leif Enger. Man on a horse in shadows

In brief: About the Lands family, a father and 3 kids, who live a quiet life in the Midwest. Told from the view of Ruben, middle child who was born with asthma who knows life is a gift and thinks his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature. In Ruben's mind there is the possibility of magic in the everyday world. Interesting character development.



In November we read: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict. Back of a lady looking up at airplanes

From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, comes an incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.

Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies


December: Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp. Discussion December 10, 2021. Building with fir trees and snow

A lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book, this delightful tenth anniversary edition of a beloved Christmas classic tells the poignant, inspiring story of an unforgettable family that brings the Christmas spirit to life on a street corner in Manhattan and the warm, wide circle of friends who have welcomed them to the neighborhood. 

Every holiday season for nearly twenty years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning—and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a Frank Capra-esque small town alive with heartwarming holiday spirit.

Christmas on Jane Street is about the transformative power of love—love of parent and child, of merchant and customer, of stranger and neighbor. The ideal Christmas story, it is about the lasting and profound difference that one person can make to a family and one family can make to a community.

For more information contact Lynne Jessop or Val Eurman.