Williamstown Reader’s Group

This is not a scholarly discussion group.  We are a friendly bunch of readers with varying interests who come together to discuss books and have fun doing it.

Didn’t read the whole thing?  Come anyway and let the group tell you why you should finish it – or, why you should just move on to the next book.

If you really didn’t like the book, come anyway.  We have some of our best discussions when some of us didn’t care for the book.

Come join us!

NOW READING: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.