The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group reads both fiction and nonfiction titles, and is currently meeting virtually at 11am on the second Tuesday of every month 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 Port Angeles Main 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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The Story of More by Hope Jahren

Current Book Selection

February 8 at 11am
Zoom Meeting – Register Here

The Story of More
by Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice.

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2022 Book Discussion Schedule
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

January 11 at 11am – Register Here
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez

This novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

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The Story of More by Hope Jahren

February 8 at 11am – Register Here
The Story of More
by Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice.

Request a copy here

My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

March 8 at 11am – Register Here
My Own Country
by Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases, was working in Johnson City, Tennessee when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency.

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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich