About Book Club

The InspireSeattle book club is always seeking new  regarding key political issues of these times. We meet every 4 to 6 weeks on a weekday evening for 2 hours to discuss our latest book. The meeting place rotates among the homes of our membership, located from West Seattle to the Greenlake neighborhood. Carpooling is encouraged and is generally available.

Each book club concludes with a discussion of which book the majority of attendees would prefer to read next. You can take a look at a list of books previously suggested by InspireSeattle members or make your own suggestion at the book club or online.

 
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Click here to see a list of books previously read by the InspireSeattle book club.

 

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What we're reading for our next gathering,
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America
by Sarah van Gelder

America faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: “We the People LOVE This Place.” That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America.

 

Planning ahead? We will be discussing
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond

at the gathering to follow the one described above.

 
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