PACG Book Club for April - July 2020
The PACG Book Club usually takes off the summer months as people travel for vacation or are busy with summer activities. However, with the coronavirus epidemic keeping many of us confined to home, and PACG's ability to use online video conferencing with Zoom, we decided we should keep meeting as a way to combat social isolation and boredom. So we have books selected for the next four months. After two years of reading mostly books with a racial justice theme, we are trying some other genres.
To come to any particular PACG Book Club discussion, contact Alta Price and ask for an email invitation to the Zoom meeting. Please specify the name and date of the meeting (e.g., book club on April 20th).
Monday, April 20th at 5:30 pm via Zoom: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
This is the first novel in the award-winning Vorkosigan series, dealing with the initial meeting of the main protagonist's parents, 17 years before Miles Vorkosigan first appears in one of the novels. This is Alta Price's favorite science fiction series, and seems like a good place to jump in. It is also a quick read.
Monday, May 18th at 5:30 pm via Zoom: Sherlock Holmes by Sir Author Conan Doyle
We may suggest specific stories to read in this series, possibly scheduling an additional Zoom meeting to view a documentary on the impact these stories had on the development of forensic science. Check back for updates.
Monday, June 15th at 5:30 pm via Zoom: The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
After a two month break from social justice reads, this story brings us a true life depiction of immigration issues dealing with our southern border.
Monday, July 20th at 5:30 pm via Zoom: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This Young Adult fantasy novel was a New York Times #1 bestseller. It is also a quick read. Although it is the first book in a trilogy, and the third book has not been published, we felt progressives would enjoy the richly imagined West Africa setting.
See you online, readers!