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Page By page Book Club

Page by Page, the intermediate ELL book club, meets every Wednesday at 1 pm on Zoom. Each week, we discuss a few chapters from the book until we have read it all the way through.

Current selection

Cover of the book State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

We’ll read about 30 pages a week of this book starting August 2, 2023. Copies to keep are available at the Reader’s Advisory Desk, and ebook and audiobook versions are also available through Libby.

A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years–a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.

Previous Selections

October-December 2021 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

December 13 2021 – “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan (short story)

January-February 2022 – Great Illustrated Classics: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Adapted by Deirde S. Laiken and illustrated by Pablo Marcos Studio. 

February-May 2022 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May-August 2022 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

August-September 2022 – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

September 19, 2022 – “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (short story)

September 26, 2022 – “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes (short story)

October 2022 – The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

November 2022 – The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (short story)

December 2022 – “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell (short story)

January 2023-February 2023 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

March 2023 – Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

April 5, 2023 – “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye (poem)

April 12, 2023 – “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant (short story)

April-June 2023 – Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterly

July 2023 – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

August 2023 – State of Wonder by Ann Patchett