Longitude Book Club ON ZOOM

Meeting Date:  last Tuesday of each month 

Time:  6:00 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.

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender Cover Image
By Dubravka Ugresic, Celia Hawkesworth (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811214933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - February 17th, 2002

February 23, 2021:  The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic


One Part Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - October 9th, 2018

March 30, 2021:  One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan


Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

April 27, 2021:  Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky


10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635575811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 13th, 2020

May 25, 2021:  10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak


The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105608
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2017

June 29, 2021:  The Dry by Jane Harper