The Book Club ventured into the world of Zoom for their November meeting. Thanks to Clancy Statz’s expertise we were able to safely discuss our selection of “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance. This memoir by J.D. Vance tells the story of a family suffering with addiction and poverty set against the backdrop of a dying… Read More.
The Book Club group met at the Harnish Wayside Park and Visitor Center for our October book review. It was a beautiful day although a Fall chill was in the air. We discussed our most recent read of the Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides in a stimulating review on the lawn in our own chairs.
The Book Club gathered to discuss The Dutch House on September 9th at Charmaine Lewis's home. We had such a small gathering due to smoke from the fires and power outages we have decided to review it again next month in addition to next month's book.
In our July meeting we discussed Virginia Felker's book choice 'The Other Einstein' by Marie Benedict. This was a story about Albert Einstein's first wife and how her mathematical background, may have contributed to his theory of relativity, while remaining in his shadow. A good discussion ensued about women's struggles thru the years especially in… Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.