Join Benigna's Book Club

September 05, 2023

Join Benigna's Book Club, the book club that reads what our students are reading!

Parents and guardians on all three campuses are welcome to join us for our book discussions throughout the school year.  Looking ahead, we'll be discussing:

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | GoodreadsOctober 25
The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw is a novella (short novel) written by Henry James. Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. An unnamed narrator listens to a male friend reading a manuscript written by a former governess whom the friend claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the death of their parents.

Email if you are planning to attend and we'll send you a Google calendar invitation. Our full listing of dates is included below.  The time will be from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Meeting Date Title Campus/Class
September 20 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez Merle-Smith (Summer Read)
October 25 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Merle-Smith (Gothic Fiction)
November 15 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Swain (Seventh Grade)
December No Book Club meetings due to holidays  
January 24 The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates Merle-Smith (Historical and Social Sciences)
February 21 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Historic Downtown (Math, Non-fiction)
March 27 The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Swain (Sixth Grade)
April 24 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Merle-Smith (American Lit)
May 15 The House Is on Fire by Rachael Beanland Historic Downtown (History and Social Sciences)



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