Such Great Heights

This is a private group, but new members are welcome. The group meets in the Maryland Heights Community Center. 

Important change to our meeting location.  The group will meet in the first floor conference room (Room 1). 

If you have other questions, please email shane.m@left-bank.com with Such Great Heights in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in our book club, Such Great Heights Book Club (Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043). 

You do not need to be a resident of Maryland Heights nor a member of the community center, to join this discussion group.  We meet at the Maryland Heights Community Center the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except for August and December.  There are no membership fees and we welcome new members at any time. Our current attendance is approximately six to eight members.  The actual group was established approximately 20 years ago, by a small group of Maryland Heights residents (women) who were avid readers who wanted to share and discuss books of interest.  There is no limitation or restriction to the genre selected and discussed, nor a limitation to the size of the book – large or small.  

Our meetings normally run approximately 90 minutes or less.

Additionally, at our December meeting, we ask that each member provide a children’s book (preschool through young adult) to donate to a local charity supporting children’s literacy.


2021 Reading

January 2021: Kindred by Octavia Butler

February 2021: Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

March: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh

April: Yellow House by Sarah Broom

May: Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

June: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

July: Swan by Frances Mayes

August: off

September: 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

October: Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

November: Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

December: Year end celebration and 2022 book selection & children's book donations


Previous Titles: 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451659177
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476749303
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

Swan: A Novel from the author of Under the Tuscan Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767902861
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crown - August 26th, 2003

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492670124
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel (Wednesday Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345502834
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Ballantine Books - May 5th, 2009

The Authenticity Project: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984878632
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2020