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Edmonds Bookshop Book Club

March 2023: Edmonds Bookshop Book Club is hybrid! In person as well as virtual on Zoom! Whichever way you prefer to attend!

In March 2023 we will be discussing "The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich.

Wednesday morning March 15, 2023: 9 - 10am.

Send us an email here to register your email for book club membership. We will send you an invitation with a Zoom Meeting link as each book club meeting is scheduled. Once you accept the invitation it will show up in your calendar.

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 leads the list with 5 of his titles; Ann Patchett and Louise Erdrich are tied with 4 titles each on the list!

The Sentence: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062671134
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

This is our March 2023 Book Club Choice.

A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

April in Spain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335475091
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 6th, 2022

This is our April 2023 Book Club Choice.

Booker Prize winner John Banville returns with a dark and evocative new mystery set on the Spanish coast.

Don't disturb the dead...

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Spain, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax, despite the beaches, cafés and the company of his disarmingly lovely wife. When he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at Las Acadas bar, it's hard at first to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him.

Because this young woman can't be April Latimer. She was murdered by her brother, years ago--the conclusion to an unspeakable scandal that shook one of Ireland's foremost political dynasties.

Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home to Ireland and soon Detective St. John Strafford is dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one en route. A relentless hit man is on the hunt for his latest prey, and the next victim might be Quirke himself.

Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, April in Spain is the work of a master writer at the top of his game.

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324036128
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2022

This is our May 2023 Book Club Choice.

"Join America's funniest science writer..." (Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

This is our June 2023 Book Club Choice.

One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking "Fates and Furies."

Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, it gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. It is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982168445
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Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

This was our January 2023 Book Club Choice.

Anthony Doerr. From Boise, ID.

National Book Award Finalist
2022 PNBA Award Winner

A masterpiece spanning multiple characters, time periods, and places. Readers will be drawn into this clever literary puzzle and repeatedly satisfied every time one piece is revealed to relate to another. "Cloud Cuckoo Land" celebrates the power of stories and how they connect us as well as comfort us during difficult times.

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

This was our February 2023 Book Club Choice.

"Harlem Shuffle's" ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.
But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.