Author Margaret Zhao led our first day-time book group, and it was such a success that the group wanted to continue. We now read a book of the group’s choice “a book a month,” focusing on books portraying social and/or historical relevance. After reading, we gather to discuss the book. The idea is to share our impressions of the book and our own life experiences. Please join us and bring a friend!
June: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream — the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner award, a N Y Times Notable Book, and named “One of the Best Books of the Year” by National Public Radio, this book looks both timely and captivating in it’s story line. Please join us!
No July meeting.
August: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Here is what Amazon writes about this non-fiction best seller: In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur ―Genius‖ Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as ―wrenching and revelatory‖ (The Nation), ―vivid and unsettling‖ (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
If you buy your books from Towne Center Books in downtown Pleasanton, be sure to ask for the Lynnewood book club 15% discount.
When: 10:00 – 11:30 am 3rd Thursday, and at other dates as noted
Where: Lynnewood youth room, clearly marked in the office building behind the church (4466 Black Ave, Suite C), and at other locations if noted