Book Club

Gibson's Book Club discusses Quiet, by Susan Cain

Monday, September 9th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Gibson's Book Club discusses Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain.

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.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking By Susan Cain Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780307352156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - January 29th, 2013

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement and revolutionized how the world sees introverts—and how introverts see themselves—by offering validation, inclusion, and inspiration


Gibson's Book Club: PICKAPALOOZA

Monday, August 5th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

August is our Pickapalooza! Our book club picks a year's worth of book club reads this month; come prepared to defend your suggestions (of which you may bring many!), and we'll decide for the coming year. If you've been hopeful to join our book club but were hoping for different styles of books, now is the time to make your case! We are democratically run, and you can deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

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.

My Ex-Life: A Novel By Stephen McCauley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250122445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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 By Julie Dobrow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393249262
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 30th, 2018

The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson’s genius to light.


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(r) By Philip J. Cook, Kristin a. Goss Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780199338993
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 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 By Mitch Landrieu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525559467
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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 By Reihan Salam Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216273
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sentinel - September 25th, 2018

Long before Covid-19 and the death of George Floyd rocked America, Reihan Salam predicted our current unrest--and provided a blueprint for reuniting the country.

"Tthe years to come may see a new populist revolt, driven by the resentments of working-class Americans of color.”


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 By Jonathan Haidt Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307455772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 bestselling author of The Anxious Generation and acclaimed social psychologist challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike—a “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review).


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