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Common Ground: 2009 Selections

All meetings were held at Bill's house in Concord. Scoring continued throughout this year and was optional; scores range from 0-5. In the table below, linked scores lead you to a full review, except December, where the linked scores lead you to the book's listing at Amazon. Attendees for 2009 included George, Bill, Jeremy, Glenn, Glenn, Rod, Rob, Van, and Dick. Jeremy’s reviews appeared each month in Identity, the newsletter of Seacoast Gay Men.

Date Monthly Selection(s) Author GK WA JW MY MA RC RS VP DB
Jan 13
The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 4.0    
Confessions of a Mormon Boy Steven Fales 3.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 4.5 4.0 2.0    
Feb 10
Simple Justice John Morgan Wilson 3.5 4.0 4.5   3.5 4.0      
Mar 10
Mississippi Sissy Kevin Sessums 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.0
Apr 14
My Undoing Aiden Shaw 2.5 3.0     1.0 3.5 1.5    
My Trip Down the Pink Carpet Leslie Jordan 1.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 4.5 5.0      
May 12
Unspeakable Love Brian Whitaker 3.5 4.0 3.0 4.0   2.0 3.0    
Jun 9
The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon Tom Spanbauer   3.5 4.5 3.5 2.5 3.5      
Jul 14
Love Stories Jonathan Ned Katz   3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5      
Aug 11
Androphilia Jack Malebranche 5.0 3.5 4.5 3.0 1.5 1.0   5.0  
Sep 8
The Snow Garden Christopher Rice   4.0 3.0   2.5 2.5      
Oct 13
The Statue of Pan Ken Anderson 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 3.5   3.0  
Nov 10
Call Me By Your Name Andre Aciman 4.5 4.0 4.5 2.0 0.5 0.5 3.0    
Dec 8
Reader’s Choice   3.0 3.0 4.5   4.5
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