book club

On-Going   •   Third Thursday of each month   •   Noon-1:00 pm   •   No Fee

If you want to join a book club where participants tell you what they really think about the book, this is the group for you.  We mince no words in discussing our likes and dislikes of a book.  We are a very informal group.  We don't have a leader, but take turns going around the room and hearing each person's views about the book.  This often leads us into lively discussions of past events in the area or in our lives.  Before leaving, we vote on a book for the following month.

 

OCTOBER'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
  Meeting Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 pm
  Black River by S.M. Hulse

When Wes Carver returns to Black River, he carries two things in the cab of his truck: his wife’s ashes and a letter from the prison parole board. The convict who held him hostage during a riot, twenty years ago, is being considered for release.

Wes has been away from Black River ever since the riot. He grew up in this small Montana town, encircled by mountains, and, like his father before him and most of the men there, he made his living as a Corrections Officer. A talented, natural fiddler, he found solace and joy in his music. But during that riot Bobby Williams changed everything for Wes — undermining his faith and taking away his ability to play.

How can a man who once embodied evil ever come to good? How can he pay for such crimes with anything but his life? As Wes considers his own choices and grieves for all he’s lost, he must decide what he believes and whether he can let Williams walk away.

 

NOVEMBER'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
  Meeting Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 pm
  The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius―a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.