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!

Paperback copies of 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 in other formats may also be available to request in the NOLS catalog.

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

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My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry book jacket

Current Book Selection

August 11 at 11am
Zoom Meeting – Register Here

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry
by Fredrik Backman

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy– standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has hurt, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins.

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2nd Tuesday 2020 Book Selection List

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry book jacket

August 11 at 11am – Register Here
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry
by Fredrik Backman

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy– standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has hurt, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins.

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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind book jacket

September 8 at 11am – Register Here
Sapiens : a Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

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America: The Farewell Tour book jacket

October 13 at 11am – Register Here
America: The Farewell Tour
by Chris Hedges

Is America in a state of irrevocable decline? In this provocative and disturbing examination of our country, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges argues that the United States shows unmistakable signs of a dying culture. Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, will address our systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed, our problems will grow and ravage the country. A poignant cry reported from communities across the country, from Atlantic City to San Francisco, it seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time to take action.

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Convenience Store Woman book jacket

November 10 at 11am – Register Here
Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, her parents are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers’ style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko’s contented stasis–but will it be for the better?

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The Overstory : a novel book jacket

December 8 at 11am – Register Here
The Overstory
by Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back to life by creatures of air and light. A hearing and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. Each summoned in different ways by trees– they are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.

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This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.