May Book Club

Book Summary

Southernmost by Silas House

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.


Future Meetings

June 21Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Cassie Chambers

July 16 - In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

August 23Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America by Stephen Knott and Tony Williams

September 27Dutch House By Ann Patchett

October 24The Sheep Stell by Janet White

November 22His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

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