Book Group

Long time FOCA Board member Mary Barbara Tate was in a book club with Flannery that met at the farm (you can read more of Mary Barbara’s recollections of Flannery and the group in “At Home with Flannery O’Connor: An Oral History” ed. Bruce Gentry and Craig Amason, 2012 The Flannery O’Connor-Andalusia Foundation). Mary Barbara continued the book group through her church and for many years ardent Flannery readers met monthly at Andalusia for a discussion facilitated by Bruce Gentry.

The role of organizing the group was assumed by Andalusia in 2016 as a drop-in program open to anyone interested in discussion about the short story selection of the month. The group meets at Andalusia on last Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am, and Bruce Gentry continues to facilitate the conversation.


January 26, 2017 – “A Late Encounter with the Enemy”
February 23, 2017 – “The Lame Shall Enter First”
March 30, 2017 – “A Temple of the Holy Ghost”
April 27, 2017 – “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”
May 25, 2017 – “Parker’s Back”
June 29, 2017 – “Wise Blood”
July 27, 2017 – “Good Country People”
August 31, 2017 – “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
September 28, 2017 – “The River”
October 26, 2017 – “Everything that Rises Must Converge”
November & December – Winter Break

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