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Open Book Club: Let's Talk About Harper Lee

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount. This month we expect a particularly spirited discussion!

Our August selection is Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. We’ve been stewing over this book for a long time and now that it's finally here, everyone has a strong opinion. 

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a new understanding of how the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, came to be. It also forces us to reexamine our understanding of the original iconic characters. Much has been written in the media about this landmark publication, and now it's time to add our own voices to the discussion. We don't mind if you haven’t read the book, you don't need to in order to share your thoughts on what's become such a hot topic. Did Harper Lee truly want this published? How did this original manuscript turn into To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it a mistake to release it? Does it harm her legacy?

Whether you're a regular at our book club or a first-timer, please join us for a community gathering in honor of the book of the moment and that other book, the one that has helped define American literature.  

Event date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Go Set a Watchman: A Novel By Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409850
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - July 14th, 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 23rd, 2006