FAW Chicago, IL Est. 1922
FAW Chicago


Next READERS & REVIEWERS Meeting, March 14, 2018
Tammie Bob will facilitate the discussion of A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman. The group will meet in The Fortnightly boardroom after the board concludes its meeting at about 10:30 a.m.

Meeting November 8, 2017

The November Readers & Reviewers meeting met to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Thirteen members attended the interesting discussion, facilitated by Shirley Baugher. We all loved the variety of friends of Count Rostov and the importance of each of these relationships in his life and how they contributed to the story line. Another excellent book by Amor Towles.

Meeting April 12, 2017

Ida Hagman lead the Readers & Reviews meeting to discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen. Persuasion is Austen's shortest book and, according to many scholars, her most autobiographical. Ida had recently attended the Jane Austen festival in Bath, England, and had insights about how Jane's background and life experiences contributed to the story line.

Meeting Feb 8, 2017

Six FAW members met on February 8 for a cozy discussion of Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, a novel about a young girl who emigrates from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950s. Roberta Gates, the facilitator, opened the discussion with a biographical sketch of Tóibín. A lively discussion followed, focusing on the various forms of prejudice in the book and the protagonist's seeming passivity.

Readers & Reviewers was launched in November 2016 when Shirley Baugher facilitated a discussion of A Great Reckoning, the latest Louise Penney mystery. A dozen members attended and the discussion was lively and fun.