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April 2019

April Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Pachinko chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s. This book was a 2017 National Book Award finalist and selected as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2017.

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June 2019

June* Book Club: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square
Edina, 55436

*Please note that due to Memorial Day, the May meeting will now be on June 15 in the conference room at the Edina Library.

The classic American novel about life and issues larger than life in a small Southern town. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was made into an equally classic film that won three Academy Awards. Read it again and discover why the American public, as part of PBS's, The Great American Read, chose To Kill A Mockingbird as America's Favorite Book.

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July 2019

July Book Club: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, looks at various critical junctures of American history when hope overcame fear. He illustrates how what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature" have helped Americans weather past crises and retain our national spirit of optimism.

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August 2019

August Book Club: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

This Man Booker prize winning book was Roy's debut novel and has been described as a powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. Roy has since written numerous other novels as well as political commentary focused on global issues that affect everyone.

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September 2019

September Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424
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Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that shaped her life in this memoir. From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years in the White House as the first African American First Lady, Obama describes both her triumphs and failures.

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October 2019

October Book Club: The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman L. Eisen

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Living in the US ambassador's residence in Prague, Norman Eisen began to discover the history hidden in that house. His book about the house is described as a masterfully told and immersive narrative about the last hundred years of European history, as seen through an extraordinary mansion – and the lives of the people who called it home.

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January 2020

January Book Club: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Noah's account of the unlikely path from his "illegal" birth in South Africa under strict apartheid laws to his American fame, hosting the Daily Show. A collection of 18 essays, his book has been called "hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting".

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February 2020

February Book Club – White Fragility

Saturday, February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

DiAngelo, a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on the issues of racial and social justice explores the concept of “white fragility”.  She defines this as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.”

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