Washington Park Reads

Washington Park Reads is a private book club.

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections: All months TBD

  • October: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • November: Too Much Happiness, by Alice Munroe; and Motley Stones, by Adalbert Stifter

  • January: Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr

  • February: Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel

  • March: Beyond Innocence, by Phoebe Zerwick

  • April: I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearless Conversations, by Monica Guzman

  • May: Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan, by Ivo Andric

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061732478
Published: Harper Perennial - March 20th, 2012

“A courageous Afghan woman and her sisters success as unlikely entrepreneurs in this inspiring true story.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

Too Much Happiness (Vintage International) By Alice Munro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307390349
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2010


Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593321447
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across cen

Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt By Phoebe Zerwick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802159373
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 8th, 2022

A deeply reported, gripping narrative of injustice, exoneration, and the lifelong impact of incarceration, Beyond Innocence is the poignant saga of one remarkable life that sheds vitally important light on the failures of the American justice system at every levelIn June 1985, a young Black man in Winston-Salem, N.C.

I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times By Mónica Guzmán Cover Image
ISBN: 9781637740323
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Published: BenBella Books - March 8th, 2022


“I can see this book helping estranged parties who are equally invested in bridging a gap—it could be assigned reading for fractured families aspiring to a harmonious Thanksgiving dinner.” —New York Times

Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan By Ivo Andric, Celia Hawkesworth (Translated by), William T. Vollmann (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ivo Andric, Celia Hawkesworth (Translated by), William T. Vollmann (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781681372525
Published: NYRB Classics - October 30th, 2018

A sweeping epic by Nobel Prize-winner Ivo Andrić about power, identity, and Islam set in 19th-century Ottoman Bosnia and Istanbul.