Chapter One Book Group

Chapter One is a community of friends committed to enriching our lives through shared experience of the written word and meaningful discussion.  The group was established in January 2008 and is currently celebrating its ninth year.

Each month, Chapter One dives into a new book selected directly from group nominations.  Selections can vary as much as our members.

The group continues to meet and celebrate literature each month in the Chillicothe area of Ohio.

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March 2019

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin


Published in 1968

Hailed as one of the most thrilling, wise and beautiful fantasy novels ever written, A Wizard of Earthsea tells the story of a young man named Ged who discovers he has immense magical potential and is sent to a school for wizards to hone his abilities. Things soon go awry, and Ged must set off on a journey of self-discovering across the vast archipelago of Earthsea to set things right. Acclaimed by critics and beloved by readers upon its debut over 50 years ago, A Wizard of Earthsea has gone onto become regarded as one of the most impactful novels for young adults ever written and helped establish Ursula K. Le Guin as one of the most influential voices in the genre of fantasy.

This meeting for discussion of Book #135 is currently scheduled for March 9th at 5:00 PM.

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April 2019

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Non-Fiction / True Crime

Published in 2018

This meeting for discussion of Book #136 is currently scheduled for April 6th at 5:00 PM.