The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group brings great fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary books to life, exploring those shared lives together. Join the Second Saturday Book Discussion Group every second Saturday of the month at 3pm on Zoom. All are welcome to join the conversation!

The upcoming book selections will be available for pick up any time after the current month’s discussion, during service hours at the Sequim Branch Library, on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the titles are also available in various formats through the catalog links below.

Library staff and volunteers will moderate the discussion. Sign in via Zoom web link to see other participants, or call in to join the meeting; no internet required to connect by phone. Registration is required to receive Zoom login.

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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Current Book Selection

February 12 at 3pm – Register here

Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit

In this comic, scathing essay, Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender war works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note: the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!” This book features that now-classic essay with six complements, including an examination of feminist writer Virginia Woolf ‘s embrace of mystery, an original inquiry into marriage equality, and a survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.

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