Novel Circle

If you enjoy reading and discussing books, we invite you to the Novel Circle!


Literature is one of the shaping influences of life. It is what truly makes us human. Based on the belief that engaging discussions about good literature help us grow, both personally and intellectually, the Novel Circle operates as an affinity group within the UUFC community. All members and/or friends of UUFC who enjoy reading books and discussing their relevance to our lives are invited to participate.

The Novel Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Founders' House. Coffee is provided. Participants often contribute a dessert or snack of some kind, although this is not required for taking part in the group.

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Upcoming books, with descriptions mostly excerpted from


January 1, 2020. No meeting. Enjoy the holidays!


February 5, 2020. The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith. Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during World War II, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a dog named Peter Woodhouse, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes a canine mascot who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, while Val becomes Mike’s fiancée. Disaster threatens, but this is an uplifting story of love and the power of friendship. 258 pages, 2018.


March 4, 2020. There, There by Tommy Orange. This wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. 304 pages, 2019.

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