Book Club

Discussion of Historia Historia 
CRPCA’s Book Club discusses books of broad interest set in Peace Corps countries. We discuss fiction and nonfiction, books by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and authors from around the world, and works that incite emotions from fury to laughter.


Discussion of The Sandcastle Girls 
Our gatherings are open to all who have read that month’s book. Typically we start out discussing the book. Inevitably someone relates a theme in the book to their own experiences or other readings, and the conversation takes an interesting turn.


Discussion of The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes
We love author appearances! Between 2010 and 2014, we hosted 13 different authors–in person, by phone, or via Skype. In 2015, authors Gary Cornelius, Rajeev Goyal, Michael Heyn, and Stanley Meisler are joining our discussions of their books.


Discussion of Mango Elephants in the Sun
Most of our books are selected by an annual survey; stay tuned for our next survey in mid-2015. We schedule additional books when an author offers to meet with us. Our Book Club coordinator is Bill Stein, bookclub AT or 503-830-0817.


Discussion of When I Was Elena