Elliott Bay Book Group

Join this lively monthly discussion group that focuses on discovering the wealth of published fiction and non-fiction. Readers are invited to join as a regular monthly participant or to drop in for any of the featured titles as time and interest allow.

M Train Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101910160
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

June 2019

M Train 


From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.”

Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 PM

All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679744399
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 1993

July 2019

All the Pretty Horses 


The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:30 PM

Jitterbug Perfume: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553348989
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Published: Bantam - April 1990

August 2019

Jitterbug Perfume 


Jitterbug Perfume is an epic, which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon becaused it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left.

Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 PM

Herzog: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Saul Bellow, Philip Roth (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143107675
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 12th, 2015

September 2019



This is the story of Moses Herzog--a great sufferer, joker, mourner, charmer, serial writer of unsent letters, and a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 1964, the novel was hailed as "a masterpiece" (The New York Times Book Review).

Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30 PM

An Event in Autumn (Kurt Wallander Series #12) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170642
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 12th, 2014

October 2019

An Event in Autumn


After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander's investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light.

Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 PM