Rebecca is reading “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. This is a true story about the Osage Indian Tribe, who owned land in Oklahoma no one thought was worth anything. Then they found oil.
The book covers the exploitation of the tribe and a large number of murders and people who died under mysterious circumstances referred to as a “Reign of Terror.” She recommends this as a “really powerful book.”
“Quiet” by Susan Cain is a book Elaine and her book club recently explored. As an introvert herself, she found it very interesting. The subtitle is “The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” If you are also introverted, you may want to check it out! (Get it?)
Our resident musician, Steve G, is reading “Rise of the Warrior Cop” and “To Protect and Serve” as research for developing a show on local Indigenous wood carver John T Williams. If you attended his recent show, Panama Hotel Jazz, you know this is going to be worth waiting for!
Will is reading “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright. He says this book about the lead up to 9/11 is very well done.
Rona read “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography. She says it’s quite good!
Steve F is reading “The Upstarts” by Brad Stone. It highlights the rise of new tech companies, Uber and Airbnb, and the impact they have.
Are you making a shopping list for the Huge Book Sale this weekend? You may want to consider “The Sympathizer‘ by Viet Thanh Nguyen, if it is available. He was recently at The Seattle Public Library, and Jill said it was the best reading she’s ever seen. Susan G agreed. If lucky, you may also find his new book “The Refugees” at the sale.
Joelle is reading “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson. Each in this collection of sermons is addressed to “Beloved,” meaning White America. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hopeful, always thought-provoking, this book is a gift we should all receive with grace and gratitude.
Steve G is reading “A Totem Pole History”. This story of a Lummi carver (Joseph Hillaire) includes tales of a totem pole he created that traveled around the country. The book, which contains many photographs, is written by his daughter and cultural historian, Pauline Hillaire.
Elaine read “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me” in book club. Jennifer Teege, a Black woman, discovered her grandfather was a notorious Nazi war criminal. She tells her story in just over 200 enticing pages.