Book Club

Gibson's Book Club reads My Ex-Life, by Stephen McCauley

Monday, July 1st, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club reads My Ex-Life, by Stephen McCauley.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

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My Ex-Life: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250122445
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

National Bestseller
Best Book of the Year: NPR, Shelf Awareness

In prose filled with hilarious and heartbreakingly accurate one-liners, Stephen McCauley has written a novel that examines how we define home, family, and love. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears, and have thoughts of your own ex-life triggered.


After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

Thursday, April 25th, 2019, 6 p.m.

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393249262
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 30th, 2018

Despite Emily Dickinson's world renown, the story of the two women most responsible for her initial posthumous publication--Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham--has remained in the shadows of the archives.


Open Discussion Project - May

Mon., May 13th, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title is The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss)

The Gun Debate (What Everyone Needs to Know) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780199338993
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2014

No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. From a gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, the topic has preoccupied citizens, public officials, and special interest groups for decades.


Open Discussion Project - April

Mon., April 8th, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title will be In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, by Mitch Landrieu)

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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525559467
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Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.


Open Discussion Project - March

Mon., March 11, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title will be Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders, by Reihan Salam) Please note: we had originally chosen In the Shadow of Statues, by Mitch Landrieu, as our March selection, but then discovered that this book would become available in paperback in March. So we moved Statues to April.

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Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216273
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Published: Sentinel - September 25th, 2018

“A clarion call to everyone who cares about the American nation and
every person who calls it home.” —J.D. VANCE, author of Hillbilly Elegy

Why would a son of immigrants call for tighter restrictions on immigration?


Open Discussion Project

Opening meeting Mon., Feb. 11, 5:30-7:00 PM

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307455772
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

New York Times Bestseller
 
In this “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review) social psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike. 
 


Gibson's Book Club reads Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

Monday, June 3rd, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club reads Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES’S HOLIDAY READING LIST • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOO


Gibson's Book Club reads There There, by Tommy Orange

Monday, May 6th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club reads There There: A Novel, by Tommy Orange.

Our book club is free and open to the public, newcomers are encouraged! Join us for every month, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

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There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


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