Join Parker’s alumni-only virtual book club! Parker’s Alumni Book Club was started by Parker alumna Maggi Steib ’84, Upper School English teacher Mike Mahany and former faculty member Bonnie Seebold in 2020. To date, we have read and discussed 15 books together and have had participants spanning more than 70 years of Parker alumni—from the class of 1950 to the class of 2021! You can check out past years’ reading lists below.
For 2023–24, we are thrilled to announce that all Alumni Book Club discussions will be co-facilitated by Upper School English teacher Mike Mahany and Educational Technology Integration Specialist (and past Book Club guest host) Sarah Beebe! As in the past, Book Club participants are encouraged to log on early to socialize with their fellow alumni before discussion of the book begins.
We will be meeting via Zoom on the following dates for the 2023–24 school year:
Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7 p.m. CT Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Register below!)
Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 7 p.m. CT
If you have any questions, please contact Krista in the Alumni Office at 773.797.5538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Book Selections
2023–24 School Year
The Marriage Portrait, Maggie O'Farrell Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
2022–23 School Year
The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid
Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan
Liberation Day, George Saunders
Last Summer on State Street: A Novel, Toya Wolfe
True Biz, Sara Novic
2021–22 School Year
The Matrix, Lauren Groff The Promise, Damon Galgut