We meet in the store the
first Thursday of each month at 7pm and the
third Wednesday of each month at
We usually average 8 - 12 participants, no fee, no reservations required.
All are welcome. Call us for any other information you need: 425-775-2789.
See just below for the current book club choices; see the
bottom of the page for books from 2015
and so far in 2016; and see here for a
partial list of books
we have chosen in previous years.
Bookclub choices for 2017:
March 2 & 15, 2017. All The Wild That
Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by
An homage to the West and to two great writers
who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.
wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their
footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature
writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable
writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to
the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah,
braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all
those who care about the West.
April 6 & 19, 2017. Go Set a Watchman: A
Novel by Harper Lee.
Written in the mid-1950s, and set two decades
after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece this novel imparts
a fuller, richer under- standing and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is
an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and
effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both
wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It
not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but
also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new
meaning to an American classic.
May 4 & 17, 2017. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave.
Set in London during the years of 1939–1942, when citizens had slim
hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of
Malta, which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage, this novel
features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired
by the real-life love letters between the author's grandparents. This
dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of
world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily
human triumphs that change us most.
For some great behind-the-scenes insight, watch the interview with
Chris Cleave on
June 1 & 21, 2017. Just
Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by
A powerful true story about the potential for
mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of
justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New
York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice
Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate
and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children
trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of
his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was
sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.
The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination,
and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and
Books we have discussed so far in 2017:
The Plover: A Novel by Brian Doyle.
Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel by Ivan Doig.
Books we discussed in 2016:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by
October 2016. We
Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by
Binocular Vision: Short Stories by Edith
July 2016. The
Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
June 2016. The Sea Runners
by Ivan Doig.
May 2016. West with the Night by
April 2016. Unnecessary Woman by
March 2016. Crossing to Safety by
Euphoria by Lily King.
2016. Americanah by
See here for a list of even more books
our book club has chosen to discuss over the past several years.