Chair: Virginia Felker  760-815-9411
Co-Chair: Betsy Hase  541-826-4560
The Book Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Book Group meeting – June 2020

By Betsy Hase | June 10, 2020

Our Book Club met today at Kristine Frey’s home to discuss the book that Jan Griffen selected. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. This was historical fiction and very interesting about Georgia Tann who ran the Tennessee Children’s Home. This was a front for a black market adoption ring headed by Tann.

The Book Club

By Betsy Hase | May 13, 2020

Part of our group gathered on May 13th and reviewed the book, The Witch Elm by Tana French. It is always interesting to hear how others interpret the books we read, how the author writes to develop characters, did they enjoy their style of writing and would you read any other books that they have… Read More.

Book Group’s read for this month was Dear Mad’m

By Betsy Hase | April 9, 2020

The Book Club did a group email meeting to discuss a book called, Dear Mad’m. Dear Mad’m is about an 80 year old woman who decided to move to Happy Camp for a year to live in her cabin on her mining claim to see how she would fair on “her young legs”. The host,… Read More.

March Book Club – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

By Clancy Statz | March 11, 2020

We had a wonderful discussion around a fascinating book by Kim Michele Richardson called "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek". This historical fiction novel follows a young woman, Cussy Mary, during the depression era in 1930s' Kentucky. Cussy Mary is is afflicted with an blood disorder which makes her skin blue. This congenital condition was… Read More.

February Book Club

By Susan Watson | February 16, 2020

The Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh “In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After an isolated childhood spent in the foster-care system, her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.” Thirteen avid… Read More.

Book Club January 2020–Sisi Empress on Her Own, by Allison Pataki

By Barbara Judy | January 9, 2020

Married at 15 to Emperor Franz Joseph, leader of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sisi, was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years until her assassination in 1898. Famous as a great beauty with ankle length hair arranged in elaborate styles and a 19 inch waist. The many tragedies which had… Read More.

Christmas Gathering-December 2019

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | December 20, 2019

The Book Club held an annual Christmas gathering on December 18th at the home of Jan Griffin. We had a short discussion regarding the November book choice "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls. The group shared some delightful finger foods and conversation. The members had previously decided to contribute to the Smart Reading Program as… Read More.

December 2019 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 20, 2019

Due to the annual Christmas luncheon at the RVCC, the December meeting of the book club will be held on Wednesday, December 18th. We will meet at the home of Jan Griffin and jointly share refreshments along with a discussion of our November book choice, 'The Silver Star' by Jeanette Walls. The group has decided… Read More.

Oct. 2019 Book Club Meeting – Book: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

By Sheris Fine | October 14, 2019

Eight Book Club Members were hosted at Sheris Fine’s home. We had a good discussion about our October selection Lab Girl, and enjoyed refreshments and more conversation. Lab Girl is a 2016 memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren. “Lab Girl” is the story of a girl who becomes a scientist. Its also… Read More.

Book Club September 2019

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 11, 2019

Ten ladies met at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss the non-fiction crime genre in the book "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. The book depicts the onerous task of the building of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the people who played an intricate role in the creation of… Read More.

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