Book Club

Contemporary Book Club

Westside’s Contemporary Book Club is open to all book loving UU’s in the area.  The group selects upcoming books based upon attendee suggestions.  The person who suggests the chosen book is asked to lead the discussion of his/her book and provide a short write-up of the book for the Foreword. 

Our books cover a wide range of literature genres, both fiction and nonfiction.  We try to find books that are easily acquired and not too expensive.  The mission of the book club is to acquaint members with a wide variety of books and authors that they might not ordinarily read and to get better acquainted with book club members.  If you like to read books, we welcome your participation.  We meet the fourth Sunday of the month after second service, except for November and December, when we usually meet only in early December to avoid holiday conflicts.  Our regular meeting place is the Emerson Room, unless it is otherwise engaged.  For more information, contact Linda Hanratty at for more information.  Visitors are always welcome and no rsvp is required.

last bus to wisdom.pngOur April 26 Book:  The Last Bus to Wisdom

Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review, The Last Bus to Wisdom is one of Ivan Doig's best novels, an enchanting 1950s road-trip tale that swaps Kerouac's Sal Paradise for a plucky 11-year-old named Donal Cameron. Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a talented storyteller whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.

Please read this charming book and join us for a lively discussion after the online service on Sunday, April 26, 2020, via Zoom.


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