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.
Coming into the Country
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 PM
The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.
Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM
A Gentleman in Moscow
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM