Asbury Book Group

Sally Read Book Club

The book group has been named the Sally Read Book Club in honor and memory of Sally Read Dow, a founder of the book group, who encouraged us all to live to the fullest and who loved books.

Join us – usually the second Saturday of the month,9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Social Hall at the church [also zoom hybrid] .

Note –  Several copies of the current month’s selection, which you may check out for your reading pleasure,  are placed on reserve at the Croton Library

 This month we will meet on Saturday, October 8th at 9:30 a.m. in person – outside if weather permits or in the social hall. [Hopefully we will also have a phone connection for those cannot meet in person].

The book is Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

This past month we enjoyed reading Ruta Sepetys’ Fountains of Silence.  So we decided to read another of her historical novels.

“While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well-documented disasters, the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the advancing Red Army.”

 Copies are on reserve at the Croton Library. Electronic copies of the book [read on Kindle or your computer or tablet or phone] are also available via download for loan from the Westchester Library System.  Contact Gloria Laemmel for more information.  Please join us!

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Books we have read include:

  • The Pioneers by David McCullough
  • Notorious RBG [Ruth Bader Ginsburg]
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jessica Walters
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Color of Water,
  • The Help,
  • Cutting for Stone ,
  • Paris Wife,
  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lachs, 
  • The Glass Castle
  • The Book Thief
  • Bel Canto
  • Gilead.
  • Girl on the Train
  • The Goldfinch
  • All the light We cannot see by Anthony Doerr
  • The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant