Welcome to the Boston Area Swarthmore Alumni Book Group's website. Our group has been around since 1998 and serves Boston-area alumni of Swarthmore College, as well as parents, friends, spouses, and other assorted folks. As those in the class of 1983 can tell you, you need not have graduated in the Amphitheater in order to attend our meetings.

Books for 2022-23

Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet (Moderator: Peg)

Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin(Moderator: Martha)

Colson Whitehead, Harlem Shuffle(Moderator: Paula)

Interview with Colson Whitehead about Harlem Shuffle

Harlem and the End of the Civil Rights Era

Maryse Conde, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (Moderator: Steve)

Ashley Audrain, The Push , Read for December 20th (Moderator: Deb)

John Banville, Mrs. Osmond (Moderator: Grant)

Ruth Ozeki, The Book of Form and Emptiness (Moderator: Bonnie)

Elizabeth Taylor, A Game of Hide and Seek (Moderator: Liz)

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, When We Were Birds (Moderator: Cornelia)

Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry (Moderator: Michael)



Descriptions of our next books, starting Summer, 2022