MLLC Book Club
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Written by Cathy Compher   


The Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Book Club meets one evening per month to engage in discussion and fellowship. Each meeting is hosted in the home of members. All are welcome. For more information or the location of our monthly book club, contact the church office (206) 524 - 2448. Please consider joining this exciting group as a way to get to know the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church community!  If you have book suggestions we'd love to hear them.


History: We have been meeting for nearly 12 years and are always open to new folks joining.  Our first book club gathering was on October 24, 2007 where we discussed Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  At our second gathering we discussed "The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding" by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner.

We have also discussed these books:

"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini ,

"90 minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life" by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.

"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

"The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail " by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

"Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario.

People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks.

"Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns

"The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig

"The Shack" by William P. Young

"Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks.

"The Madhouse Nudes" by Robert Schultz

Kabbalah: A Love Story by Lawrence Kushner.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

The Bible Salesman by Cylde Edgeton

The Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Sacred Hearts: A Novel by Sarah Dunant

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. 

 Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie        

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Three Junes by Julia Glass

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. 

Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Little Bee by Chris Cleave. 

 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

  • Hagar by Lois Henderson
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
  • The Imperfectionist by Tom Rachman
  • Just Like Us: The Story of 4 Mexican Girls Coming of Age by Helen Thorpe
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Every once in awhile we even "change things up" a bit and we get together to watch and discuss the movies like "Defiance" and "The Visitor."

Border Songs by Jim Lynch.
Day After Night by Anita Diamant
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
And SO many more......
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