October Book Clubs at Kona Stories

October 12, 2015, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:09 PM
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Kona Stories community bookstore will offer three free book clubs – fiction, traveling, and non-fiction – throughout the month of October.

On October 13, the fiction book club will explore “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” by Joshua Ferris. The book follows the life of a man made of contradictions. Paul O’Rourke loves the world but struggles to live in it. He’s a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not willing to let go of God. When someone begins to impersonate him on the internet, O’Rourke fears that maybe the online version of himself is better than the real thing.

The fiction book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

During its Oct. 20 meeting, the traveling book club will discuss “Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before” by Toni Horwitz. Author Horwitz takes readers on a journey across hemispheres and centuries through Captain Cook’s embattled legacy into today’s Pacific.

The traveling book club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.


“The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change” by Iain McCalman will be the feature of the non-fiction book club’s Oct. 27 meeting. The book explores the synthesis of science, history, and politics as Author McCalman discusses shifting perceptions of the Great Barrier Reef from terrifying labyrinth to global treasure.


The non-fiction book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Each book club is free to the public, but a $5 donation is appreciated.

Participants are asked to come with a favorite pupu or beverage to share with the club and to be prepared to discuss the books.


Call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350 for more information.


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