Who We Are & What We Read
The Salon: Classics Book Club is dedicated to classical literature. We read fiction, essays, plays, anything that is at least 30 years old and still in print.
The monthly selections are chosen by member majority.
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing, The Titan by Theodore Dreiser, The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Europeans by Henry James, Young Lonigan by James Farrell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, One Book, One Chicago pick The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Oh What a Paradise It Seems by John Cheever, Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Fall by Albert Camus, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, Stoner by John Williams, Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet
January 23, 2017 @7:30 pm: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
February 27, 2017 @7:30 pm: Life of William Grimes, Runaway Slave, by William Grimes
March 27, 2017 @7:30 pm The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
April 24, 2017 @7:30 pm: Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery, by Dorothy Sayers.
May 22, 2017 @7:30 pm: Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie
June 26, 2017 @7:30pm: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
July 24, 2017 @7:30pm: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
August 28, 2017 @7:30pm: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
September 26, 2017 @7:30pm: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Oct. 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Nov. 27th@ 7:30 p.m.: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
January 25, 2016 @7:30pm: Love in the Time of Cholera, by G. Garcia Marquez
February 22, 2016 @7:30pm: Amerika (The Man Who Disappeared) by Franz Kafka
March 28 2016 @7:30pm: The Wild Ass's Skin by Honore de Balzac
April 25, 2016 @7:30pm: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
May 23, 2016 @7:30pm: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
June 27, 2016 @7:30pm: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
July 25, 2016 @7:30pm: The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
August 22, 2016 @7:30pm: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll
Sept 26, 2016 @7:30pm: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
Oct 24, 2016 @7:30pm: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Nov 28, 2016 @7:30pm: The Bell by Iris Murdoch
Monday, November 23 @ 7:30pm : Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Monday, October 26 @ 7:30pm : Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Monday, September 28th @ 7:30pm : The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
Monday, August 24 @ 7:30pm : So Big by Edna Ferber
Monday, July 27 @ 7:30pm : The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
Monday, June 22 @ 7:30pm : Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Monday, May 27 @ 7:30pm : A Death in the Family by James Agee
Monday, April 27 @ 7:30pm : Gigli by Irmgard Keun
Monday, March 23 @ 7:30pm : With the Procession by Henry Blake Fuller
When We Meet
We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.
How To Join
Simply read the book and show up. We look forward to discussing classics with you!