Elliott Bay Book Group

Join this lively monthly discussion group that focuses on discovering the wealth of published fiction and non-fiction. Readers are invited to join as a regular monthly participant or to drop in for any of the featured titles as time and interest allow.

A Short History of Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416594994
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 15th, 2010

December 2017

A Short History of Women

 From a lecture delivered to suffragettes in Victorian England to a playdate on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this provocative work chronicles four generations of women, their aspirations, the limits imposed on them, and the sometimes startling choices they make in the world.

Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 PM

Outline Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250081544
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Published: Picador USA - February 9th, 2016

January 2018


Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.

Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:30 PM

Coming Into the Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374522872
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 1st, 1991

February 2018

Coming into the Country

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 PM

A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

March 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM

Beautiful Ruins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061928178
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013

April 2018

Beautiful Ruins

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.

Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM