from [01/23/22] to [12/05/22]

[A Year Of Books]

at [St Anthony Park and Online]

Every Month, Always Sunday Afternoon



Jan. 23

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

(fiction)What does it mean to be human? A very humanistic science fiction of an android becoming a companion for a young girl.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54120408

Feb. 27

Just Us by Claudia Rankine

(nonfiction)A brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images that urges us to begin the discussions of racial inequality.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50403499


March 27

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

(fiction)An astrobiologist searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old son.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56404444-bewilderment


April 24

Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

(nonfiction)Simard changed science in discovering that trees communicate and work with each other.

https://goodreads.com/en/book/show/54976983-finding-the-mother-tree

May 22

Dona Barbara by Romulo Gallegos

(fiction)Published in 1929, is “possibly the most widely known Latin American book.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/982572-dona-barbara

June 26

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

(fiction)A horse, a dog, two ducks, and a raven meet a human boy! Jane Smiley’s”beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuit, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52578294

July 24

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

(poetry)We read “How the Word” is passed. This is a poetry book by him: a collection of poems about coming of age as a Black man.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29599121-counting-descent

Aug. 28

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

(fiction)Another take on Shakespeare: Agnes is a “fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43890641


Sep. 25

Canary in the Coal Mine: A Forgotten Rural Community, a Hidden Epidemic, and a Lone Doctor Battling for the Life, Health, and Soul of the People (nonfiction by William Cooke and Laura Ungar

Title says it all--

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57952188-canary-in-the-coal-mine

Oct. 23

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo

Stories of Black women in Britain.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41081373-girl-woman-other


Dec. 4

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawaie Strong Washburn

(fiction)“When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaii--with tragic consequences--they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45892255-sharks-in-the-time-of-saviors

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