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Join the AARP Maryland Virtual Book Club

Posted on 02/13/24

AARP Maryland's Virtual Book Club is a volunteer-led series where we explore contemporary issues in the 50+ community through the lens of literature. The book club meets bimonthly online.

Sessions are facilitated by an array of authors whose works have chronicled life in Maryland, including Fran Severn, Susan Reiss and Christopher T. George, as well as community thought leaders Deborah Dickerson and Mary Angela Baker.


Both AARP members and non-members are welcome to join us for one or all sessions in this free series, but registration is required for each. The link to the online meeting will be shared in your confirmation email.



AARP Maryland Book Club 2024



Currently reading "Flee North: A Forgotten Hero and the Fight for Freedom in Slavery's Borderland" by Scott Shane.

Date: May 21, 2024

Time: 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Registration: https://events.aarp.org/aeXeOD


Previously featured novels:

  • "Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry
  • "Song Yet Sung: A Novel" by James McBride
  • "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom" by Catherine Clinton
  • "American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land" by Monica Hesse
  • "Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay" by William W. Warner
  • "What the Dead Know" by Laura Lippman
  • "A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II" by Sonia Purnell
  • "Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave" by Frederick Douglass
  • "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James Swanson
  • "Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During World War II" by Charles Osgood
  • "Call Me Zelda" by Erika Robuck
  • "Accidental Tourist" by Anne Tyler

Note: The perspectives expressed in the featured book are those of the author(s) and may not necessarily align with the views, policies, or positions of AARP.

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