Book Groupies

August Book Groupies: Behold the Dreamers

For the August meeting, the NWUUC Book Groupies will be discussing Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Considered a notable new book by both NPR and The New York Times, among other publications, this is the story of a young Camaroonian couple trying to make it in America and then, their struggles exacerbated by the 2008 recession. This novel, written by an …

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Book Groupies Explore River of Doubt, October 14

The Northwest UU Book Groupies will be meeting Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm in the Art Gallery to discuss River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey. Shortly after his defeat for a third presidential term in 1912, Roosevelt assembled a group for the first descent of an uncharted, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon River. This a gripping true tale …

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Book Groupies Discuss The Spider’s House Tuesday, March 11

The Northwest Book Groupies will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11 to discuss The Spider’s House by Paul Bowles. Set in Fez, Morocco, this modern classic explores Bowles’ recurrent themes of the outsider in foreign environments and misunderstandings arising from cultural differences. Written in 1955, The Spider’s House is still considered “shockingly relevant to today’s political situation in the Middle East …

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