Quarterly Book Club

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 10:30-12:30 at the Bonney Lake Library

The Book Club continues to be a success, and to help folks plan ahead and have time to read, here’s a list of our books through the end of the year!  Dates of upcoming meetings will be forthcoming, but our next get-together is Saturday, August 10th.

Saturday August 10th from 10:30-12:30 at the Bonney Lake Library

You’re the Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion by Meera Shah (2020)

At a time where reproductive rights are at risk, these vital stories of diverse individuals serve as a reminder of the importance of empathy, finding  community and motivating advocacy. This book collects stories as they’ve  been told to Shah to humanize abortion and to combat myths that persist in the discourse that surrounds it. A wide range of ages, races, socioeconomic factors, and experiences shows that abortion always occurs in a unique context and is worth protecting.

October Book, date/location TBD

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa (2022)

From an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine and a  contributor to the 1619 Project comes a landmark book that tells the full  story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation. Anchored by unforgettable human  stories and offering incontrovertible proof, Under the Skin is dramatic, tragic, and necessary reading.

December Book, date/location TBD

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom (2023)
In this heartbreaking and surprising memoir, Bloom sheds light on a part of life we so often shy away from discussing–its ending. Written in Bloom’s  captivating, insightful voice and with her trademark wit and candor, In Love is an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love as Bloom’s husband Brian is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and decides to end his life by assisted suicide.

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