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Edmonds Bookshop Book Club

We meet right here at 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!


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 12th, 2019

February 6, 2020. Thursday at 7pm.
February 19, 2020. Wednesday at 9am.

"The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed."--Provided by publisher


American by Day Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328585080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2019

March 5, 2020. Thursday at 7pm.
March 18, 2020. Wednesday at 9am.

A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid--the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night--from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother.


Ordinary Grace: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

April 2, 2020. Thursday at 7pm.
April 15, 2020. Wednesday at 9am.

Edgar Award Best Novel
 

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.


Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328592798
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - March 5th, 2019

May 7, 2020. Thursday at 7pm.
May 20, 2020. Wednesday at 9am.


The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won.


Lawn Boy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

June 4, 2020. Thursday at 7pm.
June 17, 2020. Wednesday at 9am.

"Mike Muänoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it."


The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

This was January 2020 choice for bookclub.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them.--citation from the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

This was the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This choice for November 2019. So much great information on the website here.

Included are some discussion questions, an interview with Mr. Powers, and his list of 26 books that contain a wide range of information about trees, from how the American Chestnut disappeared to histories of radical forest activism... an amazing amount of fantastic behind-the-scenes information!

Staff recommended.