Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528

The Book Group welcomes new members. Join us on on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:15 PM starting September 22nd on Zoom ~ September selection, Pulitzer Prize Winner, “The Return” by Hisham Matar

What do you like to read?    Mystery? Intrigue? History? From the far reaches of space and time to a single journey across an undeveloped land, join the group and see where the next story takes you! If you want to ‘sample’ a  session, you are welcome to join us. 

The book group is reading The Return: fathers, sons, and the land in between by Hisham Matar. A masterful memoir, a searing meditation on loss, exile, grief, belonging, and, above all, family.” It opens a window into the culture and history of Libya from colonial days until today. It will be discussed at their next meeting on Thursday, September 22 at 1:15 p.m. using Zoom. You can join the Zoom meeting with a phone or computer.

Using a phone, dial the following ‘bolded’ numbers: 1 646 568 7788; When prompted, dial the meeting id: 232 685 8410#  OR Using a computer, click on the link:

Choose to suppress the video if you wish. Wait to be admitted to the Zoom meeting OR Using a mobile device, like a cell phone or a tablet:  One tap mobile +16469313860,,2326858410# US.

The Book Group welcomes new readers ~ September Selection, “The Return”, (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Hisham Matar.

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing—one of The New York Times Book Review’s ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

When Hisham Matar was a nineteen-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Hisham would never see him again, but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. Twenty-two years later, he returned to his native Libya in search of the truth behind his father’s disappearance. The Return is the story of what he found there.

The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed The Return as “a first-person elegy for home and father.” Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told universal tale of hope and resilience, Matar has given us an unforgettable work with a powerful human question at its core: How does one go on living in the face of unthinkable loss?


Please contact Nancy Wright for information or call the church office, 609-921-8895 for her contact information.