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Edmonds Bookshop Book Club

We meet right here in the Bookshop the first Thursday of each month at 7pm and the third Wednesday of each month at 9am. We usually average 10 - 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.
[And click on the book cover to view all kinds of additional information about the book.]

The books we are reading, and have read, this year are all on this page. Titles we have already read are toward the bottom of the page...

... and here is a list of books chosen for the book club over the years. Really amazing to look back! Alphabetical by title. EdmondsBookshopBookClubBookChoices.pdf...
... and an Excel [.xls] version -- so you are able to sort by Title, Author or Date! So very interesting! BookClubArchive.xls...
**spoiler alert!** Timothy Egan and Ann Patchett are tied with 4 titles each on the list!


In the Distance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Thursday April 4, 2019. 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday April 17, 2019. 9am - 10am

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness.


"This suspenseful novel is a potent depiction of loneliness, a memorable immigration narrative, and a canny reinvention of the old-school western." -- Publishers Weekly

"What Diaz pulls off here is that rare feat of drawing on literary and filmic traditions, only to conjure something completely fresh and strange. In the Distance is a brutal, sad, tender coming-of-age story, set in a historical past that feels both familiar and at the same time like nothing we've ever encountered before." --The Guardian


The Age of Innocence (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780307949516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 5th, 2012

Thursday May 2, 2019. 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday May 15, 2019. 9am - 10am

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize -- the first woman to be awarded the prize

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into high society in New York City. After divorcing her husband in 1913 she took up permanent residence in France. Her many stories and novels were critical successes as well as bestsellers and she won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Age of Innocence" in 1921.


Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

Thursday June 6, 2019. 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday June 19, 2019. 9am - 10am

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad"


Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished.

"A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft" -- The Boston Globe
"Egan's first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you're reading historical fiction at all" -- Elle

Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

January 2019 title.


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

February 2019 title.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

March 2019 title.