Category: Book Groups

09/01/2019: Truth Quest Book Group

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The Truth Quest Book Group is taking a “Summer Break” and we will not be meeting on our usual First Sunday time in August.  We will next meet on September 1st, 9:30 am-10:30 am in the KUUF Library.  The book we chose for our September meeting is  Becoming Boddhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action (also published under the title, No Time To Lose) by Pema Chodron (previously published as). Jerry Butler, 360-981-8826

06/13/2019: Women’s book list for 2019/2020

2019-2020 FINAL Book Club Selections

JULY 8 – Nancy – Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

          Many copies available

AUGUST 12 – Florrie – Barracoon: the Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’ by Zora Neal Hurston

          9 copies, 1 audio at KRL, many awards

SEPTEMBER 9 – Helen – The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

          10 copies KRL

OCTOBER 14 – Phyllis – Overcoming by Michelle Obama

          50+ copies and electronic KRL

NOVEMBER 11 – Lene – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

          18 copies and electronics KRL

JANUARY 13 – Carolee – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

          8 copies, 3 large print and 1 audio KRL

FEBRUARY 10 – Nicki – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See  

          9 copies and electronic KRL

MARCH 9 – Jean – Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond

          6 copies KRL

APRIL 13 – Jill – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 

          3 copies and electronic KRL

MAY 11 – Ruth – Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover

          Dozens of KRL copies

Readers:

  1. Check the library copies long before you need to read the book so you can place a hold if needed. Attached to this email is a list of the icons you will see next to each book type when you search – make sure you are looking at the correct book version, i.e. Eaudiobook versus Standard book, etc. before you put a hold or check it out.
  • Take notes if you read the book early so you can discuss it fully.

05/05/2019: Truth Quest Book Group

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The Truth Quest Book Group will meet on Sunday, May 5th 9:30 am-10:30 am in the Library at KUUF. We will be finishing our discussion of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuvai Noah Harari. You are welcome to join us to discuss or listen to people’s thoughts on and reactions to this ambitious and multifaceted (archaeological, anthropological, historical look at the history of humankind, with an emphasis on our species of homo sapiens.  


04/07/2019: Truth Quest Book Group

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The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting again on Sunday, April 7th 9:30-10:30 am in the Library (Elmore Room) at KUUF. The book we chose for this meeting is “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by the Israeli historian, Yuvai Noah Harari. As can be surmised by the title, this is an ambitious book, which uses archeological and (for more recent history) written/cultural artifact evidence to cover the history of “humans,” with an emphasis on our species of humans, homo sapiens. Obviously, this book covers a lot more than I can outline here but is certainly stimulating and written in an engaging and, in places, humorous style. You are, as usual, invited to come and listen or participate, whether or not you have been able to read the entire (lengthy, in this case) book — Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

03/03/2019: Truth Quest Book Quest

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The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, March 3rd, 9:30am-10:30 am in the Elmore room (Library) at KUUF.  The book we selected for this meeting is “Why Religion?” by Dr. Elaine Pagel. This book by Dr. Pagel, a renowned religious scholar, is partly a gripping memoir of how the death of her toddler son, followed close by the death of her beloved husband, led to a personal search for meaning on her part to try to make sense of these traumatic losses. 

01/06/2019: Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, January 6th, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM in the Library (Elmore Room) at KUUF. The book we selected for this first gathering of the New Year is “Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage To Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit,” by Parker Palmer. Whether or not you have had a chance to read the entire book, you are invited to come and address this topic so relevant to the current political/social conundrum in which we find ourselves — Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

12/02/2018: Truth Quest Book Group

the Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, Dec 2nd, 9:30 am-10:30 am in the Library (Elmore Room) at KUUF.  The book we chose for this gathering is “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason,” by Sam Harris:  a well written, “pull no punches” depiction of some of the darker aspects of organized religion.  Please come, if you are able, to join us in this topic, so central to our current historical period  — Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

11/04/2018: Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, Nov 4th, 9:30am-10:30am in the Library (Elmore Room) at KUUF.  The book we selected for this meeting is “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine,” by Victoria Sweet –  an account of a slower paced, more attentive and wholistic kind of medicine than most of us currently receive, practiced at a hospital in San Francisco.
— As usual, you are welcome whether or not you’ve had a chance to read the entire book – Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

09/2/2018: Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will meet again on Sunday, Sept. 2nd, 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Library (Elmore Room) at KUUF.  Our book for this meeting is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr,  a winner of the Pulitzer Prize  and on the NY Times best seller list; the website pulitzer.com describes this novel as “An imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.”  You are welcome whether you want to just listen or join the discussion — Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

 

 

 

 

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08/05/2018: The Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will meet on Sunday, August 5th, 9:30am-10:30am in the library (Elmore Room) at KUUF when we will be discussing the stimulating and controversial book by Michael Pollan: “How to Change Your Mind – What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence” – as usual, you are welcome to come and participate or simply listen — Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

 

 

 

 

 

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06/03/2018: Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, June 3rd, 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF when we will be discussing the book: Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love by Lonni Pratt and Daniel Homan.  This highly praised book has applications well beyond the Benedictine Monastery tradition to being truly welcoming and accepting in groups and organizations in general as well as in our personal relationships.  As usual you are welcome to come and participate or to just listen  —Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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05/06/2018: Truth Quest Book Group

The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, May 6th, 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF.  We have two books we chose for this meeting (since we will not have met in two months):  The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, by Micheal Pollan and… 2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, Now They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst.  These books have kindled my awareness of a whole dimension of life and communication among plants, and the complex relationship between plants and humans. As usual, come to just listen or to participate to your comfort level, Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com, 360-981-8826

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04/01/2018: Truth Quest Book Group – No Meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, May 6th, 9:30am-10:30am in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF

Please be aware the Truth Quest Book Group will NOT be meeting on Sunday April 1st as that is Easter Sunday.  We will next meet on Sunday, May 6th, 9:30am-10:30am in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF – since we are going two months this time between meetings, we have chosen two books for our May 6th meeting (both reflecting a Spring-relevant theme of plants and trees:  1. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, by Micheal Pollan and… 2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, Now They Communicate, by Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com360-981-8826