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Book Club

The PPC Book Club is meeting via Zoom for the remainder of 2020.  If you are interested in joining us, please call the Church Office at 763 559-2946.  Leave your email address and you will be invited to join the next meeting.  Our meetings are held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday afternoons.

9/2                    Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

9/23                  Faithful Place by Tana French

10/28               Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif

11/18               21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

 December                                                                 No meeting

 January 13, 2021                                                      Book selection meeting                     

January 27, 2021                                                        2020 Caldecott and Newbery winners

All are welcome to join for one or all of the meetings.  

Book Club Selections for 2018:


The 2017 Caldecott and Newbery winners

February: The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

March: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex                                                                         Tresniowski

April: The Florist's Daughter by Patricia Hampl

May: The Orphan Master's Sons by Adam Johnson

June: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

July: Author Discussion - Jane Austen                                          (read any book you haven't read before!)

August: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

September: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend                                                             by Katarina Bivald

October: Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

November: The Underground Railroad by Colson                                                                             Whitehead

December: No Meeting

January 2019: 2018 Newbery & Caldecott medal winners

Book Club Selections for 2017:


The 2016 Newbery Medal winner, Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña.

The 2016 Caldecott Medal winner, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick. 

February: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

March: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

May: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

June: The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

July: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

August: Dead Presidents by Brady Carlson

September: TBD

October: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

November: TBD

December: No Meeting


Book Club Selection for 2016





A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler


Dead Wake

Eric Larson


Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Jonathan Odell


Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal


Emma: A Modern Retelling

Alexander McCall Smith


Dear Committee Members

Julie Schumacher


A God in Ruins

Kate Atkinson


Only Time Will Tell

Jeffery Archer


All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr


Every Living Thing

James Herriot


Book selection




Newbery Award:

The Last Stop on Market Street

Caldecott Award:

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear


Matt de la Pena


Lindsay Mattick

Book Club Selection for 2015


Book Title


January 26


Haruf, Kent

February 23

The Snow Child

Ivey, Eowyn 

March 23

The Cuckoo’s Child

Thompson, Margaret 

April 27

Just Mercy

Stevenson, Bryan

May 25

GI Brides

Barrett, Duncan 

June 22


Rhodes, David 

July 27

Me Before You

Moyes, JoJo 

August 24

The Boys in the Boat

Brown, Daniel

September 28

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

McCullough, David G.

October 26

The Midwife of Hope River

Harman, Patricia

November 23

Brain on Fire

Cahalan, Susannah

December 28

Caldecott Winner / Newberry Winner 


January 4, 2016

Book Selection 


January 25, 2016