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Books & Beers Club | The Fifteenth Commandment

Books & Beers Club | The Fifteenth Commandment

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Books & Beers Club

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 at 5:30pm at Away With Words Bookshop

Join us on Tuesday, July 16th as we chat with local author Steve Sieberson about his most recent book, The Fifteenth Commandment at Away With Words Bookshop in downtown Poulsbo. This is our fourth installment of the Books & Beers Club and is sure to be a wonderful time!

Doors will open at 5:30pm with or guest beginning his talk at 6pm. Steve will also sign books (subject to availability).

This event is FREE. Please RSVP online via our Google Form: https://forms.gle/j2AckHhXstehL7US7

What is The Fifteenth Commandment about?
It is the summer of 1965, and seventeen-year-old Nick Baarda is under pressure from his religious sect to conform to its rigid rules of behavior, including prohibitions on "worldly" activities like dancing and going to movies. On the other hand, Nick and his best friends are determined to enjoy modern life to the fullest, and they devise their own Commandment to give themselves free rein. They also plan to leave town the following year when they graduate from their parochial high school. When a new minister arrives, he makes it clear that he intends to keep the boys firmly under his thumb, and this sets in motion an extended contest of wills. Complicating things is the pastor's daughter, who becomes Nick's intellectual soulmate while not reciprocating his romantic overtures. The result for Nick is a roller coaster of infatuation and frustration, while he and the other boys share raucous adventures and deal with sex, conflict, and calamity. Through it all, Nick wrestles with the quirks and hypocrisy he sees in his religion, and as graduation nears, he is forced to decide whether he will stay or break free.

At the event, you will be treated to some snacks and a cold brew or wine (non-alcoholic options available) in true AWW style. And all purchase orders will be 10% off!

Space is slightly limited at Away With Words Bookshop, so be sure to get there a few minutes early for best seating options.

Thank you for supporting local authors!

What your ticket includes: 

Ticket holders will receive 10% off the purchase of the Books & Beers Club book! At the event we will have some delicious treats and cold craft brews (as well as wine options)! And you’ll also get an exclusive 10% off shopping experience at Away With Words Bookshop!

Tickets at door subject to availability and surcharge.