A Good Book

PEACE Readers: All who enjoy a good read are welcome to monthly gatherings. We choose each book together, then enjoy talking about it after we’ve read it. Meeting times vary.

“The most interesting thing for me is reading the same thing and hearing different people’s reaction.” — Eva

Next Book: “Strange  Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,” by Charles Marsh; Knopf. Discussion: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

We read a wide variety of books, selecting many from best-seller lists. This book about Bonhoeffer — a Lutheran pastor during Nazi Germany who is executed after a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler — is perfect read for a Lent.

We enjoy reading both print & electronic books — choose whichever you prefer!

Recent books we have read:

  • “I Am Malala,”  by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. About the courageous Afghani girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.
  • “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. About a blind girl and a German boy in occupied France during World War II.
  • “Gilead,” by Marilynne Robinson. About a Lutheran pastor who reminisces about his life in a long letter to his young son. It got mixed reviews from our group, but it also prompted one member to explore the works of John Calvin.
  • “Songs of Willow Frost,” by Jamie Ford. About a Chinese-American boy in Depression-era Seattle and his search for his mother. Considered “an excellent read”by the group.
  • “Blind Your Ponies,” by Stanley Gordon West. About a high-school basketball coach in Willow Creek, Montana, who finds pluck and bravery in his boys as they face big odds. “A very touching book” — Carol
  • A series of books about slavery included “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe; and “12 Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northrup.

Special Events

Some book-lovers at PEACE gather occasionally for additional events, including talks by local authors, book exchanges and potluck lunches.