Book Club Gives Readers Second Chance at High School English

We’ve all done it. Our high school English teacher or a college lit professor assigned a novel that we had every good intention of reading, but time slipped away.

Here’s a chance to read those books without having to worry about your GPA. Enjoy some of the fine crafted beers of Starboard Brewing Company and Door County Brewing Company and meet others who missed reading the book the first time around.

Discussions are held the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm. Venues alternate between Starboard Brewing Company in Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Brewing Company in Baileys Harbor. Morgan Kiedrowski, guidance counselor with the Sturgeon Bay School District, leads the Sturgeon Bay discussions and Alissa Ehmke, assistant editor of Peninsula Pulse, leads the Baileys Harbor discussions.

The upcoming dates/books are:  July 12, Sturgeon Bay (a week later due to Fourth of July) – How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez; Aug. 2, Baileys Harbor – As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner; Sept. 6, Sturgeon Bay – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton; Oct. 4, Baileys Harbor – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Nov. 1, Sturgeon Bay – Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion; Dec. 6, Baileys Harbor – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë; Jan. 3, Sturgeon Bay – The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Feb. 7, Baileys Harbor – The Color Purple by Alice Walker; March 7, Sturgeon Bay – The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie; April 4, Baileys Harbor – Beowulf; May 2, Sturgeon Bay – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle; and June 6, Baileys Harbor – Emma by Jane Austen.

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