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Zoom Book Club! "Lawn Boy" by Jonathan Evison.

"Lawn Boy" by Jonathan Evison.

For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he's smart enough to know that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? He's not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what's next for Mike Muñoz? In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way.

"Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium--a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America." --The New York Times Book Review


Staff recommended local author.

 

To prepare for the virtual book club:
1. 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.
2. If you are not already using Zoom for family or business virtual meetings signing up for your free Zoom account is very easy. Start here: Zoom
     Click on "SIGN UP, IT'S FREE" on the top right, fill in the info, and you're ready! You can choose to download the Zoom app to your desktop or continue to use Zoom in your browser. Alternatively you can download the Zoom app to your phone or tablet and sign up within the app. The Zoom app is available in the iOS and Android app stores.
[Zoom has some great help/testng for audio and video when you sign up... if you have any other issues/questions, or just would like a little help with any of the tech issues, please reach out and we will get you hooked up! Email us here.]
And then:
3. On the scheduled day and time, click on the book club meeting link in the invitation to launch Zoom and join the meeting. Though you shouldn't need to, you can also enter the Meeting ID, and password [case sensitive] if prompted. Susan will be the moderator/host of the meeting.
 
Bring a beverage of your choice, bring your book, and meet us to chat! If you're using Zoom for the first time, be sure to position your screen so that your appearance is as flattering as possible [lighting and screen positioning seem to be the keys!] Be sure you've turned your sound on so you can hear others. You can mute yourself so that background noises don't spoil the meeting, and un-mute yourself when you want to speak.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Lawn Boy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616206017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 31st, 2016

West of Here Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616200824
Availability: Backordered
Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2012

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616203153
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 7th, 2013

All about Lulu Cover Image
By Jonathan Evison, J. Ryan Stradal (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593762087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soft Skull Press - March 13th, 2018