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Tuesday Night Book Group

  • GHCL Annex 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland, OR, 97223 United States (map)

This book group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Download a printable list of the 2019 Book Group selections.

Our June selection is Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.

A vital, tender, death-haunted work by one of Ireland’s most important contemporary writers, Solar Bones is a celebration of the unexpected beauty of life and of language, and our inescapable nearness to our last end. It is All Souls Day, and the spirit of Marcus Conway sits at his kitchen table and remembers. In flowing, relentless prose, Conway recalls his life in rural Ireland: as a boy and man, father, husband, citizen. His ruminations move from childhood memories of his father’s deftness with machines to his own work as a civil engineer, from transformations in the local economy to the tidal wave of global financial collapse. Conway’s thoughts go still further, outward to the vast systems of time and history that hold us all. He stares down through the “vortex of his being,” surveying all the linked circumstances that combined to bring him into this single moment, and he makes us feel, if only for an instant, all the terror and gratitude that existence inspires. -from the publisher

Copies are limited; ask in library for available copies.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

Earlier Event: June 5
Crafternoon Tea
Later Event: June 12
Board Game Night