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We meet in the store the first Thursday of each month at 7pm and the third Wednesday of each month at 9am. 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:

 

 

cover image: All the Wild that Remains
March 2 & 15, 2017.
All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West by David Gessner.

An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.
Archetypal 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.

 

 

cover image: Go Set a Watchman
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.

 

 

 

cover image: Everyone Brave is Forgiven
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 WellRead.org.

 

 

 

June 1 & 21, 2017. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.cover image: Just Mercy

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 time.
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 justice forever.

 

 







 

Books we have discussed so far in 2017:

February 2017. The Plover: A Novel by Brian Doyle.
January 2017. Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel by Ivan Doig.

 

 


 

Books we discussed in 2016:

November 2016. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
October 2016. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
September 2016. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman.
August 2016. Binocular Vision: Short Stories by Edith Pearlman.
July 2016. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
June 2016. The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig.
May 2016. West with the Night by Beryl Markham.
April 2016. Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine.
March 2016. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
February 2016. Euphoria by Lily King.
January 2016.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

 



See here for a list of even more books our book club has chosen to discuss over the past several years.

 


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