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We Love Book Clubs!

Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.

~Yann Martel

Here we are in the age of Zoom looking for connections, and what better way to get together than to discuss a good book? Our book clubs are back, meeting virtually until it is safe to gather again around a big table.

Roxanne, Elsie and Doug are all facilitating discussions. Here are their upcoming selections along with the link to register for the club. Registering for a book club includes the book and the Zoom meetings.


Roxanne's Mindful Reading Zoom Book Club meets on Monday, September 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. Register here.

About the book:

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically.

Roxanne’s Movie Lovers Zoom Book Club will be meeting for two sessions, Wednesday, September 30th and Wednesday, October 28th at 6 p.m. to discuss Antkind by Charlie Kaufman. Register here.

About the book:

The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York. Antkind is a searing indictment of the modern world and a richly layered meditation on art, time, memory, identity, comedy, and the very nature of existence itself—the grain of truth at the heart of every joke.


Elsie’s Mysteries to Die For Zoom Book Club meets on Tuesday October 13th at 2 p.m. This to discuss The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. Register here.

About the book:

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation.

Doug’s Poetry Zoom Book Club meets on Wednesday, October 14th at 2 p.m. to discuss The Black Mountain Poems edited by Jonathan C. Creasy. Register here.

About the book:

Black Mountain College had an explosive influence on American poetry, music, art, craft, dance, and thought; it’s hard to imagine any other institution that was so utopian, rebellious, and experimental. Black Mountain was a crucible of revolutionary literature that helped inspire some of the most radical and significant mid-century American poets.


Elsie’s Mysteries to Die For Zoom Book Club meets on Tuesday, November 10th at 2 p.m. to discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Register here.

About the book:

The bride. The plus one. The best man. The wedding planner. The bridesmaid. The body. A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party.

Doug’s Poetry Zoom Book Club meets on Wednesday, November 11th at 2 p.m. to discuss In the Lateness of the World by Carolyn Forché. Register here.

About the book: A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country’s most celebrated poets. Her first new collection in seventeen years, In the Lateness of the World is a tenebrous book of crossings, of migrations across oceans and borders, but also between the present and the past, life and death. This collection is a revelation from one of the finest poets writing today.

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