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Edmonds Bookshop Book Club

2021: Edmonds Bookshop Book Club is still virtual on Zoom!

In March we will be discussing "Rules for Visiting: A Novel" by Jessica Francis Kane.
Wednesday morning March
17, 2021: 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!


Rules for Visiting: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559245
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2020

Zoom meeting, Wednesday morning March 17, 2021: 9 - 10am.

Fun, hilarious, and extremely touching.--NPR
Dry, witty, and unapologetic, May Attaway loves literature and her work as a botanist for the university in her hometown. More at home with plants than people, May begins to suspect she isn't very good at friendship and wonders if it's possible to improve with practice. Granted some leave from her job, she sets out on a journey to spend time with four long-neglected friends.
Smart, funny, and full of compassion, "Rules for Visiting" is the story of a search for friendship in the digital age, a singular look at the way we stay in touch. While May travels, she studies her friends' lives and begins to confront the pain of her own.
With simplicity and honesty, Jessica Francis Kane has crafted an exquisite story about a woman trying to find a new way to be in the world. This nourishing book, with its beautiful contemplation of travel, trees, family, and friendship, is the perfect antidote to our chaotic times.


A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735225251
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 16th, 2020

Zoom meeting, Wednesday morning April 21, 2021: 9 - 10am.

Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium.
A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" looks for our future in its search for God
.

Staff recommended by all of us! and most of our relatives!


French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062846938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - June 11th, 2019

Zoom meeting, Wednesday morning May 19, 2021: 9 - 10am.

From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration.

Brimming with pathos, "French Exit" is a one-of-a-kind 'tragedy of manners, ' a send-up of high society, as well as a moving mother/son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute.

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, directed by Azazael Jacobs.

Staff recommended.


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Zoom meeting, Wednesday morning June 16, 2021: 9 - 10am.

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home.

Staff recommended.


Deep River Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802148971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2020

This was the January 2021 title.

Staff recommended.


News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

This was the February 2021 title.

National Book Award Finalist--Fiction
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

The 'Major Motion Picture' starring Tom Hanks, opened/started streaming, Christmas Day 2020...

Staff recommended.