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Book of the Month and Easy Walk - "Places in Between" by Rory Stewart

Read a great book, go for a nice walk, find a cafe and enjoy some food while discussing this months selection.  A perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Come and join us (you can always just come for the walk if you don't read the book)

Our walk this month will be Magnolia Boulevard

Magnolia Blvd. is a great dog walk in Magnolia that connects to the south entrance of Discovery Park. A good day walk of 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  Great views of Bainbridge Island, Maury Island and W. Seattle.

Our book this month is "Places in Between" by Rory Stewart.

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following.

Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/books/review/11cover_bissel.html?pagewanted=all

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  • Judith S.

    Great walk, but I am too slow for the group. Any slow walkers want to team up? With the group, just caboose style?

    January 21, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Beautiful walk. Thanks for the suggestions, Jennifer. We will do this one again.

    January 18, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    Although I did not read the book, I am enjoying the others so far. Next month's book sounds like fun!

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to change my RSVP, I need to tutor a student who fell behind due to a medical issue. I was really looking forward to it, so I'll look for the next one!

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't know if we'll finish the book (Olive is a slow reader!) but we'll be in for the walk either way!

    January 12, 2014

    • Kathy L.

      This didn't come in audio book? Looking forward to seeing you and olive again either way.

      January 12, 2014

  • Betty H.

    Loved the book, will look forward to meeting the group and walking as well.

    January 11, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    I have enjoyed the books we have read so far! Looking forward to the next one.

    November 16, 2013

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