International Book Discussion
Lots of the folks at Grace, Corvallis, are readers and members of book discussions. So they'd been dreaming about ways to combine that love of reading to their concerns for understanding the world at large and it's problems. So each month we read a book with an international focus and meet for an hour an a half to discuss it. A really good books keeps us there even longer. In January we are reading _The Bastard of Istanbul_, a novel that addresses inter-cultural conflicts that impacts people's personal lives, in the Turkish and American context, for February we are reading _Globish_, a book on the impact of English on communication around the world.