Book Discussion Group (FHR)

Date(s) - Feb 07, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm Fred Harper Room  We will discuss All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer. Ever wonder why many Iranians do not trust the United States? This author answers that question by providing a detailed description of why and how the CIA of the United States orchestrated the overthrow of the western oriented, democratically elected, and secular government of Iran in 1953. This book is important and a must-read for anyone interested in the background of what is currently going on in the Middle East.


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 7:00 pm Fred Harper Room  We will discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. This novel tells the story of a troubled 17-year-old girl who finds herself immersed in the foster care system, gets into legal trouble, and through court sanctioned community service meets a 91-year-old woman who also found herself living with strangers at a young age. Both their stories happened in different eras, but both stories have common themes that bridge the gaps of time and help them forge a friendship.


Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 7:00 pm Fred Harper Room  We will discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This memoir tells a tale of resilience and redemption. Jeannette’s father is a brilliant, charismatic, yet deeply flawed man who steeps his children in the sciences of physics and geology, but who would turn vindictive and cruel whenever he was not sober. Her mother lived in her own world and abhorred the responsibilities of raising a family. This story encapsulates the struggles that the Walls children went through to form successful lives by taking care of each other within the vacuum of parental guidance that they grew up in.