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.

Herzog: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Saul Bellow, Philip Roth (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - May 12th, 2015

September 2019

Herzog

 

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
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804170642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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


Augustus Cover Image
By John Williams, Daniel Mendelsohn (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590178218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - August 19th, 2014

November 2019

Augustus

 

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the epistolary novel, a genre that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher's Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.

Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 PM


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

December 2019

Where the Crawdads Sing

 

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM