CAM Book Club

Thursday, April 22

10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Members Events

The Museum's virtual book club meets via ZOOM on the third Thursday of the month beginning in October 2020 and running through May 2021. A Museum docent and staff member will participate to facilitate discussion, to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The meeting dates and the book selection for each date appear below. 2020–2021 CAM Book Club selections were chosen for their subject matter, scholarship and/or insight into the history of Cape Ann.

This program is free for CAM members. Reservations are required and are for the entirety of the October to May program.


For questions please contact Martha Oaks at (978)283-0455 (ex. 117) or email marthaoaks@capeannmuseum.org.


Above: Charles Allan Winter (1869–1942), Woman Reading, c. 1898. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2015. Funds provided by Arthur Ryan. [2015.52]


2020-2021 CAM Book Club Selections

October 22, 2020
Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm by Jane Brox
See also www.capeannhistory.org and http://carlotto.us/capeAnnArchaeology/aboutTheAuthors.shtml

November 19, 2020
The Great Influenza:  The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John Barry

December 17, 2020
The Best Christmas by Lee Kingman Natti

January 21, 2021
Book of V by Anna Solomon

February 18, 2021
Understanding & Teaching American Slavery by Bethany Jay
See also www.capeannslavery.org

March 18, 2021
The Equivalents:  A Story of Art, Female Friendship and Liberation in the 1960s by Maggie Doherty
Up Country, Poems of New England, by Maxine Kumin with illustrations by Barbara Swan
Transformations, by Anne Sexton with illustrations by Barbara Swan

April 22, 2021
Feast of Cape Ann Poets: Poems with Favorite Recipes edited by Ray Bentley
The Dry Salvages (from Four Quartets) by T. S. Eliot

May 20, 2021
The Great Pattillo by Joseph E. Garland
The Finest Kind:  The Fishermen of Gloucester by Kim Bartlett

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