Everything Books: 02-07-19

  • "Milkman"
  • "The Not-Quite States of America"
  • "The Soul of an Octopus"

Join three book clubs this month at Kona Stories

All set for the New Year? Why not join a book club this year?


Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices of book clubs. Groups meet monthly to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction. Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5 donation is appreciated. Bring a pupu or beverage to share and come prepared to discuss the following books. Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center in the courtyard shops on the KTA side.

Book clubs meeting this month are:

On Feb. 12, Fiction Group is discussing ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him—and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend—rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers.

This group meets at 6 p.m. at Kona Stories Book Store.

On Feb. 19, the Travel Book Group is discussing ‘Not Quite States of America’ by Doug Mack

Everyone knows that America is 50 states and…some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states — American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — and their four million people are often forgotten, even by most Americans. But they’re filled with American flags, U.S. post offices, and Little League baseball games. How did these territories come to be part of the United States? What are they like? And why aren’t they states?

This group meets at 6 p.m. at Kona Stories Book Store.

On Feb. 26, Non-Fiction Book Club is discussing ‘Soul of an Octopus’ by Sy Montgomery

Another New York Times bestseller from the author of “The Good Good Pig,” this book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus — a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature — and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma.


This group meets at 6 p.m. at Kona Stories Book Store.

Info: Call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350 or check it out online at www.konastories.com.

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