Book Club

Funk Heritage Center Book Club

The Funk Heritage Center Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.Come enjoy the companionship and camaraderie! No Admission Fee for Book Club Meetings


Margaret Jackson (left) chats with author Polly Craig on Jan. 8, 2013. Ms. Craig wrote the book A Metal for Dr. Mary.

Members enjoy discussing a book.

Upcoming Selections: 

October 9, 2018 Place of Hope by Eric Motley 

November 13, 2018 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

December 11, 2018 A Very Souther Christmas (short stories by various authors)

 Previous Selections

September 11, 2018 I am One of You Forever by Fred Chapell

August 14 Madison Park: A Place of Hope by Eric L. Motley

July 10, 2018 A confederacy by Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

June 12, 2018 Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

May 8, 2018 Running on Ted Dog Road and Perils of an Appalachian Childhood by Drema Hall Berkheimer

April 10, 2018 Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

March 13, 2018 The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole

February 13, 20018 Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell

January 9, 2018, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

November 14, 2017 - The River of Kings by Taylor Brown

October 10, 2017 - The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

August 8, 2017 - The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark by Trae Crowder and Corey Ryan Forrester

July 11, 2017 - The Last Girls by Lee Smith

June 13, 2017 - Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

May 9, 2017 - A Low Country Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy

April 11, 2017 - The Whistler by John Grisham

March 14, 2017 - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: Novel by Fannie Flagg

January 10, 2017 - VIDEO: Isacc's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in Hisrtory 

December 13, 2016 - Christmas Celebration, Music and Treats

November 8, 2016 Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis by J.D. Vance

October 11, 2016  Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

September 13, 2016 Slave Daughter: Author Bob Lipscomb discussed his book

August 9, 2016 Tongues of Flame by Mary Ward Brown

July 12, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

June 14, 2016 The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

May 10, 2016 The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton

April 12, 2016 Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab by Steve Inskeep

March 8, 2016 A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner

February 9, 2016 - Creek Mary's Blood by Dee Brown

October 13, 2015  - Falling from Grace By Lance Hansard

September 8, 2015 - The Wright Brothers By David Mc Cullough

August 11, 2015 - Go Set A Watchman By Harper Lee

July 14, 2015 - Something’s Rising By Silas House

June 9, 2015 - Jerry Lee Lewis By Rick Bragg

May 12, 2015 - A Land Remembered By Patrick D. Smith

April 9, 2015 - Story Teller (Thursday)

March 10, 2015, The Son by Philipp Meyer

February 10, 2015, Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834-1907) by Carolyn Newton Curry

January 13, 2015, The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jorden and Koinonia Experiment by Dallas Lee

February 10, 2015, Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas (1834-1907) by Carolyn Newton Curry

December 9, 2014, Christmas Movie (Reinhardt University Library)

November 11, 2014, Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

October 14, 2014, Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

Sept 9, 2014, Unbroken by Laura Hellenbrand

Aug 12,2014, Down Among the Crackers by Rosa Pendleton Chiles

July 8, 2014, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

June 10, 2014, Earl in the Yellow Shirt by Janice Daugharty

May 13, 2014, That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World it Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman &  Michael Mandelbaum

April 8, 2014,  Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge, by Janie Dempsey Watts

March 11, 2014, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

January 14, 2014, A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler 

December 10, 2013, Christmas Movies and Treats

November 12, 2013, Poetry (Members' Choice)

October 8, 2013, Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

September 10, 2013, A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel (P.S.) by Willy Cash

August 13, 2013, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John

July 9, 2013, Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

June 11, 2013, The Disappearing Man by Doug Peterson

May 14, 2013, The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica Locke

April 9, 2013, Caleb's Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

March 12, 2013, Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Pafford Miller

February 12, 2012, The Glory Days of WCHK by Marguerite Cline - Author will attend the meeting.

January 8, 2013, A Metal for Dr. Mary by Polly Craig

December 11, 2012, Christmas Tales and Treats

November 13, 2012, Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

October 9, 2012,  Heartmender: A Story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews

September, 11, 2012, Brother to a Dragonfly and 40 Acres and a Goat: A Memoir by Wi.. D. Campbell

August 14, 2012,  Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia By John D. Fowler and David B. Parker

July 10, 2012,  Dr. Mary's Monkey: How an Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, A Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Virus are Linked to Lee Harvey...Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics by Edward T. Haslam and Jim Marrs

June 12, 2012,  The Accidental Slave Owner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family by Mark Auslander

May 8, 2012,  Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Rilly

April 10, 2012, Finish 1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Discovered

March13, 2012, 1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Discovered by Charles Mann (Read first third of the book)

February 14, 2012 -  DVD: Out of Ireland; Emigration to America

January 10, 2013, Black Indian Slave Narrative by Patrick Minges

Christmas tales and treats

November 8, 2011 - The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel By Jenny Wingfield

October 11, 2011 - Friday's Daughter by Patricia Sprinkle

September 13, 2011 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

August 9, 2011 - Ava's Man by Rick Bragg

July 12, 2011 - Raney by Clyde Edgerton

June 12, 2011 - The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart

May 10, 2011 - Hannah Coulter by Wendle Berry

April 12, 2011 - Trail of the  Lonesome Pine b y John Fox, Jr.

March 8, 2010 - Loosening Corsets: The Heroic Life of Georgia's Feisty Mrs. Felton, First Woman Senator of the United States by A. Louise Ataman

February 8, 2011 - Lighthouse by Eugenia Price

December 14, 2010 - Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories by Bailey White

November 9, 2010 - An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor

October 12, 2010 - Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams by Paul Hemphill

September 14, 2010 - Cracker Queen by Lauretta Hannon

August 10, 2010 - Littlejohn by Howard Owen

July 13, 2010 - Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan

June 8, 2010 -  Smoky Mountain Magic by Horace Kephart

May 11, 2010 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

April 13, 2010: The Widow and the Tree by Sonny Brewer

March 9, 2010: Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: TheTrue Story of a Great American Road Trip by Matthew Algeo

February 9, 2010: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

January 12, 2010: Purt Nigh Gone by Zell Miller

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