Copies of the book selected for our November discussion are now available from Susan Kaphammer. She has a Book Club Set of eight copies from the Yakima Valley Libraries to distribute to be read, discussed, then returned to her to go back to the library. She will bring them to Sunday service on October 2 and to Wednesday coffee on October 5. If you want a copy and can’t pick it up one of these times, call Susan to arrange for pickup. If more than eight people want to read the engaging and thought-provoking novel, Klara and the Sun, additional copies may be available through the library or through Inklings Bookshop at a “Book Club Member” discount.

We will discuss this recent novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro  on Thursday, November 10, at 6:00 PM, at our church in our comfortable Ann Ingham Corner… unless COVID concerns call for a change of plans. Check the Thursday update that week. You are welcome to bring a snack and beverage for yourself or to share if you choose.

November 10, 2022: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, is designed to be a playmate for real children.  From her place in the store, Klara watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, she is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

In this luminous tale, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

(Book information adapted from web pages for Inklings Bookshop and Yakima Valley Libraries.)




September, 2022 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Fiction.
July, 2022 – Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge. Historical Fiction.
May, 2022 – Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Fiction.
March, 2022 – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Fiction.
January, 2022 – The Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet. Fiction.