Fourth Monday Book Group

Meets on Zoom every fourth Monday at 10:00am.
All are invited to join the Fourth Monday Book Group on Zoom. The book group meets on the 4th Monday at 10:00am (book group does not meet in December). Just read the chosen book and join us ready for discussion. Listeners are always welcome too. Books are selected by the group and include a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. See below for upcoming Zoom book group meetings. For additional information including Zoom meeting details, contact Shirley Solberg by email.

September Book

September 25   The Healing of Natalie Curtis     Jane Kirkpatrick      
Leader: Dottie Villesvik

Historical fiction about a very real woman who traveled with her brother from New York to the Southwest in the early twentieth century in search of healing. A gifted pianist, she is intrigued by the music of the Indigenous people and infuriated by laws that prohibit them from practicing their own culture. Her story touches ecology, education, music, friendships, advocacy, and women’s place in society.

October Book

October 23       Dear Committee Members                Julie Schumacher           Leader: TBA

For the first time in many months, we have a set of 10 copies from the Everett Public Library. They’re not just promised: they are already on site - plenty early!

Schumacher lays out this novel, first book in a just-completed trilogy, in a scant 180 pages of most unusual letters of reference. Jason T. Fitger,  English professor in a small, undistinguished midwest college sends these missives to a variety of prospective employers and department heads alternatively extolling a student supplicant and expressing his own pain as the English department is passed over for amenities other departments enjoy. NPR’s Maureen Corrigan writes: “Dear Committee Members deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage.”