Nonfiction book club meets the second Friday
of every month at 9:00 am
The general nonfiction book club chooses a variety of titles from biographies and memoirs, to historical stories, to books related to current interests and events. An example of our chosen titles is listed below along with our upcoming picks.
We are currently meeting in-store and via Zoom.
On January 13th we will discuss Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain.
On February 10th we will discuss Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham.
On March 10th we will discuss American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser.
On April 14th we will discuss Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People by Tracy Kidder.
On May 12th we will discuss These Precious Days by Ann Patchett.
On June 9th we will discuss Poverty By America by Matthew Desmond.
On July 14th we will discuss Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
On January 14th we will discuss Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman.
On February 11th we will discuss The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
On March 11th we will discuss Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes.
On April 8th we will discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery.
May - No meeting this month.
On June 10th we will discuss Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson.
On July 8th we will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.
On August 12th we will discuss The Only Kayak by Kim Heacox.
On September 9th we will discuss The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization by Peter T. Coleman.
On October 14th we will discuss Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall.
On November 11th we will discuss Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora.
On December 9th we will discuss Where the Crooked River Rises: A High Desert Home by Ellen Waterston.
On January 8th we will discuss Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
On February 12th we will discuss Ten Lessons for a Post Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria.
On March 12th we will discuss The Other Oregon: People, Environment and History East of the Cascades by Thomas R. Cox.
On April 9th we will discuss A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough.
On May 14th we will discuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.
On June 11th we will discuss The Hospital: Life, Death and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander.
On July 9th we will discuss How the Post Office Created America by Winifred Gallager.
On August 13th we will discuss Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.
On September 10th we will discuss The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson.
On October 8th we will discuss The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell.
On November 12th we will discuss The Daughters of Kobani: : A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
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On December 10th we will discuss Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard.
On January 10th we will discuss Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.
On February 14th we will discuss Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heary of a Hero by Christopher McDougall.
On March 13th we will discuss Messing with the Enemy by Clint Watts.
On April 10th we will discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
On May 8th we will discuss 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. (Zoom)
On June 12th we will discuss Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister. (Zoom)
On July 10th we will discuss The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance
During the Blitz by Erik Larson. (Zoom)
On August 14th we will discuss Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire:
A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark.
On September 11th we will discuss 3 books. Please select one or more of these titles:
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving.
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Mevakem.
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and it's Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
On October 9th we will discuss Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail by Ellen Waterston.
On November 13th we will discuss River House: A Memoir by Sarahlee Lawrence.
On December 11th we will discuss Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World's Greatest Rodeo and a Hidden History of the American West by David Wolman and Julian Smith.
On January 11th we will discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
On February 8th we will discuss The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.
On March 8th we will discuss The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B Freeman.
On April 12th we will discuss Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson.
On May 10th we will discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou.
On June 14th we will discuss The Girl with 7 Names by Hyeonseo Lee and David John.
On July 12th we will discuss Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl.
On August 9th we will discuss Absolutely on Music: Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa.
On September 13th we will discuss The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough.
On October 11th we will discuss Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer.
On November 8th we will discuss An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
On December 13th we will discuss Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World edited by Zahra Hankir.
On January 12th we will discuss The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams.
On February 9th, we will discuss Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris.
On March 9th we will discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
On April 13th we will discuss The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rincker Buck.
On May 11th we will discuss Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution by John Paul Stevens.
On June 8th we will discuss Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates.
On July 13th we will discuss This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren.
On August 10th we will discuss we will discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.
On September 14th we will discuss Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water by Kathleen Dean Moore.
On October 12th we will discuss How Democracies Die by Stene Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.
On November 9th we will discuss The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons From the Sawtooth Pack by Jamie Dutcher and Jim Dutcher.
On December 14th we will discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama.