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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.

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.

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.

Book Club Change for December

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 15, 2018

The December holiday party for the Book Club has been changed to Wednesday, December 19th. This is due to the annual 2nd Wednesday EPWC holiday luncheon at the Rogue Valley Country Club. We will still plan on meeting at the home of Jan Griffin.

The Book Group enjoyed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Betsy Hase | October 19, 2018

Six ladies gathered at the home of Betsy Hase to discuss this months book on October 10th. This is a non-fiction book written by Rebecca Skloot with a fascinating story that is well written about a part of medical history and a family's story . Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as… Read More.

September 2018 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 13, 2018

Eight ladies gathered at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss the September book choice, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by author, Lisa See. In rendering the complex joy of the mother-daughter bond, Lisa See dedicated this novel to her own mother, author Carolyn See, who died in 2016. Li-yan and her family align… Read More.

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