Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club

If you like a bit of fiction with your history, join us for great discussions each month at 1:00 p.m. in LRNC 131 (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates. For more details, contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or

Neverhome book coverApril 2 - Neverhome by Laird Hunt
(note: meeting in LRNC 118)
Many women disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War. “Ash” leaves her husband to go since they decide she is more fit than he is.

Gutenberg's Apprentice book coverMay 7 - Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie
The invention of the printing press did not come without power and money struggles. This work focuses on the power plays.

Books without Borders

Throughout the year our group will be reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, that highlight the literature, culture, environment, and politics of various parts of the world. Each month a LSC-CyFair faculty member will introduce and facilitate the conversation in LRNC 215 on the dates listed below at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Join us as we delve into Books without Borders. Contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or or Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or for book copies and more information. 

The Pillow Book coverApril 16 –  The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon [Japan]
Facilitator: MFAH Docent
"One of the great classics of Japanese literature, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is by far our most detailed source of factual material on life in eleventh-century Japan at the height of Heian culture." - publisher summary
Please Note: This meeting will be held 10:30 a.m. (note: time change) at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts during its Thursday free admission day. Please contact Susan Green (, 832.482.1025) or Lindsey Bartlett (, 281.290.3973) if you would like to attend, so carpooling can be arranged.

Iran book coverMay 21Iran and the United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace by Seyed Hossein Mousavian [Iran]
Facilitator: Ghazal Bayanpourtehrani, Professor of Economics

“Mousavian does an incredible job of walking readers through the major issues that continue to hamper elusive attempts at attaining peace between the United States and Iran while maintaining a central theme revolving around a ‘profound mistrust, misperceptions, and a lack of mutual understanding.’” – Library Journal Review excerpt

Please contact Lindsey Bartlett if you would like to borrow a book copy for the May 21 session.

I Love a Mystery Book Club

Enjoy the flexibility of a book club where everyone reads a different book from one theme or author—it’s a great way to add to your “to read” list! The club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in LRNC 131. For more details contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or

We have the group for you!

Upcoming Schedule:

Sports Page Book Club

On the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. join your host Mick Stafford for sports talk and books in LRNC 117. Call 281.290.5276 for more information. 

The Carolina Way book cover

April 9: The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching by Dean Smith and Gerald D. Bell with John Kilgo; preface by Roy Williams.

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