The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group reads both fiction and nonfiction titles, and is currently meeting virtually at 6:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month on Zoom. This group will meet on the third Wednesdays of November and December due to holidays. 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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The Friend book jacket

Current Book Selection

August 26 at 6:30pm
Zoom Meeting – Register Here

The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog.

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Wednesday Evening 2020 Book Selection List

The Friend book jacket

August 26 at 6:30pm – Register Here
The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog.

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The Skeptics Guide to the Universe book jacket

September 23 at 6:30pm – Register Here
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
by Steven Novella

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is your map through the maze of modern life, a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. Here the authors will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories–from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays.

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Circling the Sun book jacket

October 28 at 6:30pm – Register Here
Circling the Sun
by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman, Beryl Markham– a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate.

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Harry’s Trees book jacket

November 18 at 6:30pm – Register Here
Harry’s Trees
by Joe Cohen

Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, determined to lose himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragedy – Amanda stoically holding it together while Oriana roams the forest searching for answers. And in Oriana’s magical, willful mind, she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world.

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The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature book jacket

December 16 at 6:30pm – Register Here
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature
by J. Drew Lanham

From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race, emerges this memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham. Edgefield County, South Carolina is a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”, and has been home to generations of Lanhams, dating back to slavery, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s, falls in love with the natural world around him.

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