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)

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

Ashley Audrain, The Push (Moderator: Deb)

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

Unpacking My Library", Walter Benjamin

"The Aleph", Jorge Luis Borges

John Banville, Mrs. Osmond (Moderator: Grant)

Banville on Henry James and "Portrait of a Lady"

Vocabulary Worksheet for Banville (for extra credit)

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

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

Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry , Read for Wednesday, June 14th (Moderator: Michael)

List of Short Perfect Novels from Louise Erdrich