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June 2017 DC PBK Book Club Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Guests Allowed: 
Yes

Hello all,

Our June meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 7:00pm at Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St NW. The nearest metro stations are Dupont Circle (South Entrance) and Foggy Bottom.

We'll be discussing Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (336 pgs, Fiction). All DCPBK members and guests are invited to attend.

At this meeting I'd encourage everyone to bring in any books you may be looking to clean out. We first see if anyone else would like to give the books a new home internally, and if there are any left over, we have a member who recommended a DC non-profit called "Turning the Page," which will accept any donations we have. 

I'm also so pleased to announce our selections for July-December 2017, as recommended and voted in by your fellow book club members. We had an incredible list of suggestions, and almost every book garnered at least one vote, a testament to the quality of our choices. The below books had the most votes in each category. We have some longer selections this round- I've tried to thoughtfully pair book to month and spread out page lengths as best I can.

July- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Fiction, 368 pgs + Event Tie-In- Visit to Oak Hill Cemetery, located in Georgetown. It's where Lincoln's son Willie was buried 1862-1865, until he was reinterred with his father in Illinois.

August- Dune by Frank Herbert, Classic/ Science Fiction, 412 pgs

September- Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class by Larry Tye, Nonfiction, 352 pgs

October- A Taste for Death by P.D. James, Fiction, 480 pgs

November- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, Nonfiction/Memoir, 273 pgs

December- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Classic, 368 pg

*Please update your RSVP by 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 27th, so I can give the restaurant an accurate head count.*

I hope to see many of you there!  

Sincerely, Kate Hannon

Book Club Coordinator DC PBK Association bookclub@dcpbk.org