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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 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.

The book group enjoyed The Woman in the Window

By Carolyn Stieber | July 25, 2019

We met in July at Carolyn Steiber’s home to discuss the well-written book, ‘The Woman in the Window’ by Dan Mallory AKA A.J. Finn. The author clearly takes a nod at the more diabolical elements of Hitchcock movies with some of the ‘scenes’. The protagonist Anna, is housebound but observes the troubling behaviors of the… Read More.

August Book Club Change

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | July 12, 2019

The Book Club will be going 'dark' for the month of August. Kristine Frey is unable to host, and at this late juncture we have decided to skip a month and regroup due to smaller attendance this summer. We will meet again in September. Please check the calendar for updates.

June 2019 Book Club

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | June 19, 2019

Members of the Book Group met at the home of Betty Kennedy to discuss "The Tattooist of Auschwitz", a novel by Australian author Heather Morris. The novel is based on a true story as told to the author by a Slovakian Jew of his experiences as a prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau during the Holocaust. He related… Read More.

May 2019 Book Club enjoyed “The Great Alone”

By Virginia Felker | May 9, 2019

May's Book Club met at the home of Virginia Felker. This months book selection was 'The Great Alone' by Kristin Hannah. We began the discussion on how this author comes up with her ideas and the process that goes into formulating and completing a novel. We next moved onto a discussion of the remoteness of… Read More.

BURY YOUR DEAD, A LOUISE PENNY NOVEL

By Susan Watson | March 23, 2019

In BURY YOUR DEAD, it’s winter carnival in Quebec City and Chief Inspector Gamache has come not to join the festivities but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. This is Louise Penny’s 6th novel in a series about Gamache. Much of the action in BURY YOUR DEAD takes place in the Literary and… Read More.

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