New members are always welcome! Join one of the groups below or create your own club. The books for each specific month featured in the book clubs will be available at 10% off the listed price.* Ask one of our staff for more details, check our Events page for current book club happenings, or sign up for our email newsletter.
21ST CENTURY LITERARY FICTION BOOK CLUB
3 - 4:30 pm • 3rd Wednesday of each month at Raven Café
We will read and discuss works of literary merit published from 2000 to the present. Novels will be chosen from texts that have won or been considered for awards like the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Award, and others. Selections may also include novels that have been highly acclaimed by reviewers and literary critics. We meet at The Raven Café, where food and drink will be offered at a 10% discount if you are a member of the Club.
• The book we will be discussing on February 20th is The Human Stain by Philip Roth.
NATURAL HISTORY BOOK CLUB
9 am • 3rd Friday of each month at the Natural History Institute
Come read with us! Natural History Book Club offers guided discussions on a diverse array of environmental and natural history literature for scholarship, inspiration, and understanding, in a welcoming atmosphere. The goal of the Natural History Book Club is to foster discussion of the exploration and discovery of the natural world, its dynamics and the role of humans within it, by reading the best in popular, scientific, adventure, and creative natural history. All are welcome to attend! Previous titles we enjoyed include: E.O. Wilson's Naturalist; and The Reason For Flowers by Stephen Buchmann. You can see what we are currently reading in the Natural History events calendar. Event Location: Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina St., Prescott. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• The book we will be discussing on February 15th is Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures, by Nick Pyenson.
FEMINIST BOOK CLUB
5:30 pm • 4th Thursday of each month
Our goal is to build and strengthen the feminist community in the Prescott area, to learn and grow from each other’s experiences and contributions, and to create a springboard for feminist-centered, intersectional social change in our community and beyond. So far, we have read and discussed: Ngozie Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists; Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist; Jessica Valenti's The Purity Myth; Andi Zeisler's We Were Feminists Once; Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle; Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity; Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being; Crow After Roe: How "Separate But Equal" Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That by Jessica Mason Pieklo and Robin Marty and Ann Bannon's Beebo Brinker . Questions or comments? Send an email to Ivy Oistad: email@example.com.
• Our book selection for January 24th is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
* Please Note: The 10% discount applies to books that are currently in print and available to bookstores.
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