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Alumni Book Club

We invite you to join the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Book Club!

Ms. Jan Gould-Martin ’75, longtime Shattuck-St. Mary’s educator, and I have many things in common. One is a love of books. Another is a love of all things Shattuck-St. Mary’s. We decided to combine our two loves by forming a Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Book Club. 

Membership in the SSM-ABC is open to all alumni. Your only obligation is to read the book and show up to share in the discussion. Meetings are held the third Sunday of every month at 1:00pm CST.

Happy reading!

Matthew Cavellier
SSM Head of School

Dates for 2023 Sunday ABC Meetings

Please note that there is no registration required to be part of the alumni book club. 

January 15th
February 19th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st
June 25th (one week later to avoid Father’s Day) 
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th

Zoom Link

How it Works

The SSM Alumni Book Club is completely free for all alumni, you just need to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

  • You can join and participate at any time based on your individual schedule.
  • The book club will connect virtually through Zoom on the third Sunday of each month to discuss the current book and network with others.
  • With the registration link, you can choose which meetings you would like to attend. We will also send out email reminders of our next book club meeting.
Why Should You Join?
  • This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and others in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community.
  • It allows for lifelong learning. The books you read and the network you’ll be building will make you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication and productivity.
  • Reading is good for you! Studies show it can reduce stress, help you sleep better, and improve your relationships. Did we mention it also makes you smarter?

Currently Reading...

Their Eyes Were Watching God 

by Zora Neale Hurston 

Zora Neale Hurston’s timeless portrayal of Janie Crawford is firmly rooted in the literary canon as A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick. Out of print for three decades because of a lack of interest in the Black American female perspective, Their Eyes Were Watching God was reprinted in 1978, and began, finally, its climb to its rightful prominence. This beautiful novel is featured in several SSM classes, including English Department electives and AP Literature and Composition. 

Download the 2023 Book List