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Edmonds Bookshop Book Club

Beginning June 2020, and for the foreseeable future, Edmonds Bookshop Book Club is going virtual via Zoom!

We started with our Wednesday morning meeting discussing "American by Day" by Derek B. Miller on June 17, 2020. From all accounts it was great fun!

In July we will be discussing "Ordinary Grace: A Novel" by William Kent Krueger, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, at our usual times:
Thursday evening July 2, 2020, 7 - 8pm and Wednesday morning July 15, 2020, 9 - 10am

Send us an email here Edmondsbookshopbookclub@gmail.com 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 and Ann Patchett are tied with 4 titles each on the list!


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

Zoom meetings!

Thursday evening July 2, 2020: 7 - 8pm
Wednesday morning July 15, 2020: 9 - 10am.

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

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

"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.


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

This was February 2020 choice for  bookclub.

"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

This was our first Zoom book club, June 2020

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.