Looking for some great summer reading? Why not try the selections picked by the Southminster Book Club!  Then join us for interesting and always fun discussion and fellowship.

Multiple copies of these books are presently available at the library, without any holds! So check them out!

July 11: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

From Wikipedia and the Publisher’s blurb: “Narrated by two characters, a sixteen-year-old Japanese American girl in Tokyo who keeps a diary, and a Japanese American writer living on an island off British Columbia who finds the diary washed up on shore sometime after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan.” “Full of Ozeki’s signature humour and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

August 8: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murukami

From Goodreads: A poignant story of one college student’s romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man’s first, hopeless, and heroic love.

September 12:  Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

From the publisher’s blurb: In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life―to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships. Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own.