Fourth Monday Book Group

We are excited to announce that the Fourth Monday Book Group returns on the Zoom platform. All are invited to join. 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, contact Shirley Solberg by email.

Fourth Monday Book Group on Zoom

Fourth Monday Book Group is now set for Zoom meetings. We hope to continue monthly on Zoom until it is safe to meet again in person. This platform does allow participation by those in a wider geographic area and may get us past icy and snowy conditions that could complicate our lives in coming weeks. Keep reading!

Zoom Meeting Details:
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(Updated April 6, 2021)

April Book: Founding Gardeners: the Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation

It’s spring and gardening comes to mind. History and politics are always in season. Founding Gardeners: the Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation teems with insight into early gardens. The term is broadly defined to include not only kitchen gardens but also trees, parks, large formal planting patterns, early land acquisition. Frank acknowledgment of deplorable dependence upon slavery is an inevitable part of author Andrea Wulf’s account.

Of interest also are the historical and political ramifications of plant choices and garden tours by the founding fathers. Wulf draws these themes together gracefully in her unique survey. We see varied plants through the lives of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison. Evident also are the roots of political parties and tensions evident still.

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote: “Anecdotes…shimmer through Andrea Wulf’s fine story…Luxurious and sharp-witted.” The text itself occupies just over 200 pages with the rest of the book devoted to end notes, bibliography, and index along with a number of illustrations and charts. Wulf helpfully includes both common and Latin plant names in the detailed index.

Everett Public Library’s book set is now in hand. You can arrange pick up from our church library by contacting Linda Senter, Doreen Solberg, or directly from Shirley Solberg.

May Book: Pilgrimage to Eternity: from Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan 

We plan to discuss Timothy Egan’s Pilgrimage to Eternity: from Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. This widely-acclaimed book has been on our back burner for some time. Barb Yates has agreed to lead the discussion on this remarkable work. No book set so hang onto your copy if you have one. Watch for more information in the May Carillon.