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Gig Harbor Literary Society

The August meeting will be held on TUESDAY, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Harbor History Museum. The book for our November meeting is Citizen Vince by Jess Walter.


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At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington; eight days before the 1980 presidential election; Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry.

Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince's new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him.

During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters; only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.


To view the Literary Society Fall/Winter Lineup, please click HERE.

Attendees are welcome to bring an appetizer or dish to share with fellow bibliophiles. The Museum will provide complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Enjoy a drink while you talk books? You are welcome to BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine). Library staff will lead the discussion. Materials will be available for checkout at the Gig Harbor Library, as well as for purchase online at Barnes and Noble and

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seats are limited; RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Robin Harrison, Operations and Marketing Manager, at or 253-858-6722.