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Each year we select one or more of Dickens’s books that all members are encouraged to read. We have a review/discussion of that book, throughout the year. Our book of the year for 2017 is Bleak House.

A partial list of previous year’s books and discussion leaders follows:

  2017   Bleak House   Jan Danza
  2016   Nicholas Nickleby   Jan Danza
  2015   A Tale of Two Cities   Jan Danza
  2014   David Copperfield   Jan Danza
  2013   Dombey and Son, Chapters 49-62   Mary Ann Tobin
  2013   Dombey and Son, Chapters 32-48   Mary Ann Tobin
  2013   Dombey and Son, Chapters 17-31   Jan Danza
  2013   Dombey and Son, Chapters 1-16   Jan Danza
  2012   Great Expectations, Chapters 45 - 59   Jan Danza
  2012   Great Expectations, Chapters 28 - 44   Dianne Brooks
  2012   Great Expectations, Chapters 1 - 27   John and Jan Danza
  2011   Our Mutual Friend   Jim and Carol Walsh
  2010   American Notes & The Five Christmas Books   John Danza
  2009   Martin Chuzzlewit   Jan Danza
  2008   The Mystery of Edwin Drood   Jim Walsh
  2007   Little Dorrit   Jan Danza and Jim Patterson
  2007   The Pickwick Papers   Jan Danza
  2006   Barnaby Rudge   Jan Danza
  2005   Oliver Twist   Open Discussion
  2004   The Old Curiosity Shop   Open Discussion
  2003   A Tale of Two Cities   Anita Wilhelm/Lew Rosenbaum
  2002   Hard Times   Open discussion
  2001   Bleak House   Dr. Razak Dahmane, University of Illinois, Springfield
  2000   Our Mutual Friend   No discussion due to Springfield/Lebanon tour
  1999   Dombey and Son   Dr. Dale Trela, Roosevelt University
  1998   The Pickwick Papers   Open discussion
  1997   Sketches by Boz   Open discussion
  1996   Nicholas Nickleby   Jim Walsh
  1995   Martin Chuzzlewit   Julie Stephens
  1994   David Copperfield   Anita Wilhelm
  1993   The Mystery of Edwin Drood   Michael Weinberg
  1992   Great Expectations   Margaret Kusterman/Jim Walsh
  1991   A Dickens Glossary for American Readers   Fred Levit
  1990   Barnaby Rudge   Michael Weinberg
  1989   Little Dorrit   Anita Wilhelm/Diane Yost
  1988   David Copperfield   Suzanne Pruchnicki
  1987   A Tale of Two Cities   Suzanne Pruchnicki

 

   
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