Book Study Group

Register here for the current Book Study Group sessions.

After registering, Zoom will send you a confirmation email with your personal link for joining the meetings. Please do not share that link; it is yours alone. 

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Currently reading:

White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy (2024) by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman

White rural voters hold the greatest electoral sway of any demographic group in the United States, yet rural communities suffer from poor healthcare access, failing infrastructure, and severe manufacturing and farming job losses. Rural voters believe our nation has betrayed them, and to some degree, they’re right. In White Rural Rage, Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman explore why rural Whites have failed to reap the benefits from their outsize political power and why, as a result, they are the most likely group to abandon democratic norms and traditions.


Beginning April 1, 2024 and meeting every other Monday until May 13, 2024.

Every other Monday for 90 minutes 

9:00 am PT / 10:00 am MT / 11:00 am CT / 12:00 pm ET

Book Study Group guidelines are simple:

  1. Read the chapters and bring your thoughts to the next meeting.
  2. Register for the meetings via Zoom (using the REGISTER button below). After registering, Zoom will send you a unique link to join the series of meetings. Do not share the link, it is unique to you.
  3. Contact Peter Nelson with any questions

About the Book Study Group

Since 2018, between 20 and 30 avid readers meet every two weeks via Zoom to discuss. We choose books with depth and relevance to issues of the day.

List of previous books read by the Book Study Group.

Vision for the Book Study Group

  • We participate in in-depth discussions and share ideas on books that speak to our ecological integrity, social and economic justice, and peaceful coexistence.
  • We educate ourselves about ecological, social, economic concerns so that we have better and more effective ideas about how to co-create change, and act from knowledge and insight gained through our reading and our dialogue.
  • We attract diversity.
  • We have facilitators trained in helping diverse groups of individuals with different approaches and ideas to have discussions where all can be heard.
  • We can act as a possible educational resource for other action groups within EAN
  • We continue to select books by having members offer suggestions, and then choose by majority vote/agreement
  • We encourage the formation of smaller groups from within the book group who want to chat, discuss, and just enjoy each other’s company
  • We hold an annual BIG READ for all members of EAN
  • We conclude each meeting with an action step to reduce GHG in the atmosphere.

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