Longitude Book Club ON ZOOM

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.

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She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 3rd, 2019

October 27, 2020:  She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore


A General Theory of Oblivion Cover Image
By Jose Eduardo Agualusa, Daniel Hahn (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780914671312
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Archipelago - December 15th, 2015

November 24, 2020:  A General Theory of Oblivion  by Jose Eduardo Agualusa


The Translator's Bride Cover Image
By João Reis, Sónia Oliveira (Translator)
ISBN: 9781940953953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter - August 20th, 2019

December 29, 2020:  The Translator's Bride by Joao Reis


Silence: A Novel (Picador Classics) Cover Image
By Shusaku Endo, William Johnston (Translated by), Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781250082244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador Modern Classics - January 5th, 2016

January  26, 2021:  Silence by Shusaku Endo