A benefit for Music Hall members at our Contributor level and above, Book Club meets the second Monday of the month in the lounge at Portwalk Place from 6-7:30pm. Evenings include time for socializing followed by a moderated discussion.
2016 - 2017 Music Hall Book Club Selections:
Monday, January 9 - A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles.
Monday, February 13 - Kookooland by Gloria Norris
Monday, March 13 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Monday, April 10 - Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Monday, May 8 - White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Monday, June 12 - A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Past Music Hall Book Club selections include:
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
Mystery of the Isle of Shoals by J. Dennis Robinson
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot
Dead Wake by Eric Larson
A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Euphoria by Lily King
Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy
Decatur by Patricia Lynch
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
About Our Moderator
Dawn Heffron is a downtown Portsmouth resident and strong supporter of The Music Hall. Her background is in Special Education and teaching the hearing impaired.
When asked about her favorite book, Dawn cited A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith as one of her all-time favorite novels “I love the main character, Francie; her resilience in the face of adversity, her honesty, and of course, her love of reading and books!” As for being the moderator of The Music Hall Book Club, “I couldn’t have chosen a more insightful, erudite group of people!” she says. “They enjoy reading as much as I do and they are forthright in sharing their contributions about the book selections, which makes for interesting and thought provoking discussions.”