Longitude Book Club

Meeting Date:  third Tuesday of each month

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Place:  Watermark cafe

Leader:  Julie Minks

This club explores global culture through great fiction & non-fiction reads. It meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafe.  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?  The Door by Magda Szabo.  Taking place after the brutal Hungarian Revolution, the book describes a very interesting relationship between a bold housekeeper and the couple who employ her.  The revolution shaped all their lives, and the housekeeper turns out to the the town fixture who all others depend on.  

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.

Burial Rites Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316243926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 1st, 2014

June 19, 2018:  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


No Land's Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452145327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 8th, 2015

July 17, 2018:  No Land's Man by Aasif Mandvi


Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307743756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2014

August 21, 2018:  Amsterdam by Russell Shorto


The Hired Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802121929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 14th, 2014

September 18, 2018:  The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna