Co-Chairs: Lynn Leissler 541-826-3465 & Valerie Taylor-Crow 541-879-0655

The Book Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Please call either Lynn or Valerie for more information, or if you are interested in attending.

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.


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.

Book Club Christmas meeting

By Lynn Leissler | February 5, 2019

Since the new year is a time to catch up and it's better late than never, I wanted to briefly tell of our December meeting. We gathered at Jan Griffin's home, talking of favorite books and nibbling on yummy treats. Instead of exchanging gifts this year, however, we brought either food for ACCESS or toys… Read More.

COMMONWEALTH, January 2019 selection

By Barbara Judy | January 14, 2019

Commonwealth is the 7th novel by award winning writer Ann Patchett. One Sunday afternoon in the early 60's in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up uninvited at Franny Keating's christening party. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother Beverly, thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.… Read More.

A Gentleman in Moscow, our November read

By Lynn Leissler | December 18, 2018

Sometimes life throws curveballs; sometimes it seems the whole ball field is hurling your way. So it was for Count Alexander Rostov, a “Former Person,” a few years after the Russian Revolution. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles tells of the count’s life imprisonment in Moscow’s splendid Hotel Metropol (in an attic room, not… Read More.

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