Meeting Date: last Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Zoom meeting (for more information, please contact the bookstore.)
Leader: Julie Minks
This club explores global culture through great fiction & non-fiction reads. It meets the last Tuesday of each month. The group leader is Julie Minks who experienced in some world traveling during her time with the Air Force. The Longitude Book Club is comprised of a variety of people who come for specific books or to learn about a new culture. This small but mighty group travels the globe, encountering different cultures and foreign authors and situations as they read fiction, nonfiction, historical, or mystery works. Please join them on their journey!
A Short Introduction to Longitude:
1. What book has been your group's favorite this past year? Why? One of our favorite selections over the past year was The Boat People by Sharon Bala. An old rusty cargo ship carrying over 500 refugees from Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war arrives on the shores of Canada at a time when the Prime Minister doesn’t want them. Could there be terrorists among them? Are they victims? How do the Canadian courts decide or know? A father and his six-year-old son are separated, and the son is sent to live with a well-off white family. What are the repercussions? This is a timely, interesting novel told through alternating perspectives showing different views. It is very relevant to the current refugee crisis.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? We read fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, and a variety of other genres that have to do with other cultures around the world, including books by foreign authors.
See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click here.
August 25, 2020: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
September 29, 2020: Circe by Madeline Miller
October 27, 2020: She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore
November 24, 2020: A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
December 29, 2020: The Translator's Bride by Joao Reis