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Interested in joining a group to read and discuss stimulating books? League Book Group meets the first Thursday of odd-numbered months at 2:30 pm, and is now meeting virtually to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUGGESTIONS WELCOME

Members are invited to submit titles of books they would like the group to discuss in coming months. Send your suggestions to Nancy Dahl, nkdahl66@hotmail.com. The group uses a point-based voting system to choose books nominated by group members.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts - November 5, 2020

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, by Jill Abramson

League Book Group will discuss "Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts" at the Conference Room, University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl W, University Place, 2:30 pm on November 5, 2020

Good Economics for Hard Times - January 7, 2021

Good Economics for Hard Times, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

League Book Group will discuss "Good Economics for Hard Times" at the Conference Room, University Place Library, 3609 Market Pl W, University Place, 2:30 pm on January 7, 2021

BOOKS READ PREVIOUSLY

Viking Economics, by George Lakey. League Book Group discussed "Viking Economics" on September 3, 2020. Read Chuck Jensen's review here.

The Creation of Patriarchy, by Gerda Lerner

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, by Elizabeth Rush.

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall+and Those Fighting to Reverse It, by Steven Brill

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, by John Paul Stevens

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

February 7, 2019: It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America By David Cay Johnson

March 7, 2019: How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, by Aviva Chomsky

The Soloist,A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the redemptive Power of Music; by Steve Lopez

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, by Robin J. DeAngelo

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate, by Naomi Klein