Our Country Bookshelf book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm upstairs at the store. The book club is open to the public and we are always happy to see new faces! Please join us for some fun and interesting discussion about great books!
Remaining 2016-2017 Meeting Dates
June 27 - The Big Sky by A. B. Guthrie Jr.
The 2017-2018 selections have been made!
July 25 - The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
August 22 - LaRose by Louise Erdrich
September 26 - The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
October 24 - Speak by Louisa Hall
November 28 - Mischling by Affinity Konar
January 23 - Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
February 27 - Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
March 27 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
April 24 - Daughters of the Samurai by Janice P. Nimura
May 22 - Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
June 26 - The Underworld by Kevin Canty
A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.
Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for NonfictionNew York Times Bestseller "Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." --New Statesman, UK Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction
Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award
Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking work of science fiction--winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence--illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding.
A New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
An Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Flavorwire Best Book of the Year
An Elle Best Book of the Year
From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington's trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.
A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.
"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." --Zadie Smith
In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan.
FINALIST FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE"A breathtaking novel... that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR.org "It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future... At once terrifying and ... oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review
In The Underworld, Kevin Canty tells a story that begins with a disastrous fire inspired by a true incident in an isolated silver mining town in Idaho in the 1970s. Everyone in town had a friend, a lover, a brother, a husband killed in the mine.