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The Salon: Classics Book Club

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. 

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!

Contact: Any inquiries can be directed to Jeanine Henry at jmh1224@yahoo.com.

2021 Selections

November 22 @ 7:30PM -Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty

October 25 @ 7:30PM - Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

September 27 @ 7:30PM - Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

August 23 @ 7:30PM - Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

July 26 @ 7:30PM - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

June 28 @ 7:30PM - My Antonia by Willa Cather

Past Selections
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 
 
2020 Selections

January 27th @ 7:30pm: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
February 24th @ 7:30pm: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
March 23rd @ 7:30pm: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
June 22 @ 7:30 PM: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
July 27 @ 7:30 PM: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
August 24 @ 7:30 PM: Beloved by Toni Morrison
September 28 @ 7:30 PM: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

October 26 @ 7:30 PM: Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
November 23 @ 7:30: The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

 
2019 Selections
January 28th, 2019 @ 7:30pm: Ubik by Philip K. Dick
February 25th, 2019 @ 7:30pm: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
March 25th, 2019 @ 7:30pm: Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Monday, April 22 @ 7:30 p.m.: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:30 p.m. (Special date due to Memorial Day): Native Son by Richard Wright
Monday, June 24 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Plague by Albert Camus
Monday, July 22 @ 7:30 p.m.: Daisy Miller by Henry James
Monday, Aug. 26 @ 7:30 p.m.: Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
September 23 @7:30 p.m.The Summer Before Dark by Doris Lessing
October 28 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
November 25 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
 
2018 Selections
January 22nd, 2018 @ 7:30pm: Under the Glacier by Halldor Laxness
February 26th, 2018 @ 7:30pm: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
March 26th. 2018 @ 7:30pm: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
April 23rd, 2018 @ 7:30pm The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
May 7th, 2018 @ 7:30pm (NOTE SPECIAL DATE due to Memorial Day): The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
June 25th, 2018 @ 7:30pm Emma by Jane Austen
July 23rd, 2018 @ 7:30pm The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Aug. 27th, 2018 @ 7:30pm To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck

Mon. Sept. 24 @ 7:30: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Mon. Oct. 22 @ 7:30: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Mon. Nov. 26 @ 7:30: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
 
2017 Selections

January 23, 2017 @7:30 pmThe 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
 
2016 Selections
 
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
 
2015 Selections

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

 

 

Delta Wedding Cover Image
By Eudora Welty, Anne Tyler (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358212522
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Mariner Books - June 2nd, 2020

Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501167713
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2017

Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Leslie Marmon Silko, Larry McMurtry (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143104919
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, David Thomson (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374529949
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 15th, 2005

Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

My Antonia (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$5.00
ISBN: 9780486282404
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Dover Publications - October 21st, 1994

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