Book Club

Join the Collective Book Club!

Embark on a captivating literary journey, where you can indulge in thought-provoking discussions, expand your horizons through diverse genres, and connect with fellow book enthusiasts at Mt. SAC!

We meet the second Friday of the month at Cal Poly Brewery (Innovation Brew Works) directions at 5:00 PM

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Please Note: During the summer our meeting schedule changes so check the date next to the book to see when we are meeting.

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The Hacienda

Isabel Cañas

Debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches... Beatriz only knows two things for certain: Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her.

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I'll Be Your Blue Sky

Marisa de los Santos

The weekend of her wedding, Clare meets an elderly woman Edith. During a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to break off her engagement. After Edith passes Clare finds she gifted her a house. Shifting between the 1950s and the present and told in the alternating voices of Edith and Clare startling discoveries will be made about both women.

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

George Saunders

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible. For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years.

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi

What would you change if you could go back in time? In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But thiscoffee shop offers its customers a uniqueexperience: the chance to travel back intime. But the journey into the past does notcome without risks: customers must sit in aparticular seat, they cannot leave the café,and finally, they must return to the presentbefore the coffee gets cold . . .