Category Archives: Book of the Month

Pinot & Prose Book Club Selection for January and February 2018

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow Publisher Comments In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the … Continue reading

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December News and our Calendar of Events…

First, we want to thank everyone who participated in our Giving Tuesday fundraising effort for the PCC Panther Pantries. We set a goal for the Retiree Network of $500 and overachieved raising a total of $808 in less than two … Continue reading

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Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for November 2017

Stoner by John Edward Williams William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces … Continue reading

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Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for October, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of A Family and Culture In Crisis by J.D. Vance Publisher Comments: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a … Continue reading

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Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for September, 2017

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Publisher Comments: In this stunning investigation of success, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through the world of outliers — the best, brightest, and most famous — asking the question: what … Continue reading

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Retiree Network – Calendar of Events, August 2017

Here’s what the PCC Retiree Network has coming up in August, 2017: August 9th, 1:00 p.m. Monthly Happy Lunch – Mother’s Bistro (212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204). We will need to make reservations for the group, so we’ll … Continue reading

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Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for August, 2017

“Astoria, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire – A Story of Wealth, Ambition and Survival” by Peter Stark. Publisher’s comments:  Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to … Continue reading

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