The Quaker Book Group meets monthly, in this case, via Zoom, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. In August, it meets on August 13 to discuss Princess Ruth: Love and Tragedy in Hawaii by Joann Lordhal. Set in Kauai, this novel follows a haole (non-Hawaiian) visitor as she encounters the history, life and Indigenous culture of the islands.
In September, it meets on September 10 to discuss Dawn of Everything: A new history of humanity, by David Graeber and David Wengrow. The book takes on competing myths of pre-agricultural and pre-industrial society and asks why current social structures are so inequitable. Newcomers are always welcome (even if you have not read the book!). We read a mix of books by Quakers, books about Quakerism, and books that speak to Quaker values and concerns. The group is invited to share announcements, summaries, and thoughts about the readings through an online mailing list.