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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.

Book Group

By Carolyn Stieber | February 24, 2018

We met on February 14th to discuss the book “Still Alice”. This is a fictional story about a well educated woman who suffers a progressive decline into dementia/ Alzheimer’s. The author Lisa Genova wrote the story to help readers obtain an understanding of the disease and the importance and value of family support.

January 2018 Book Club: The Wright Brothers

By Barbara Judy | January 18, 2018

David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian and lecturer. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Wright Brothers is a fascinating and detailed narrative about the two brother's perseverance in achieving and demonstrating manned flight. They had no more than a public high… Read More.

The Sleeping Dictionary

By Lynn Leissler | October 17, 2017

Twelve women gathered for Book Club at Lynn Leissler’s home on October 11 to discuss The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey. All agreed they hadn’t learned much in school about the Raj–the Imperial British rule in India. A sleeping dictionary, by the way, refers to British men learning local language via mistresses and prostitutes. Pom,… Read More.

August 2017 Book Club

By Rosenelle Florencechild | September 13, 2017

“Delicious!” by Ruth Reich. Ruth Reichl has written many things as a restaurant critic, editor of Gourmet magazine, and author of five memoirs. Following the demise of Gourmet, she added writer of fiction. “Delicious!” Is a tasty blend of her experience and imagination. Although most of the story is set firmly in the 21st century,… Read More.

Change for September, 2017 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | August 3, 2017

The September book club meeting will now be held at the home of Kristine Frey. She has chosen “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans as the monthly book discussion. Jenn Ashton, who originally planned on hosting for September will now switch to the month of November. We will be reading the same original book choice,… Read More.

Book Group enjoyed The Orchid House

By Virginia Felker | July 13, 2017

July’s book club met at the home of Virginia Felker. We reviewed the book ‘The Orchid House’ by Lucinda Riley. This book is a historical fiction that spans from the 1930’s to the present day. It traveled from Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand. It dealt with an aristocratic family keeping secrets leading with… Read More.

June 14 Book Club Meeting – Sheris Fine’s Home

By Sheris Fine | June 29, 2017

Twelve book club members gathered at Sheris Fine’s home, had a lively book discussion and enjoyed refreshments and conversation. The June book selection was the Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. The main character, Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a… Read More.

Book Group Meeting – May 2017

By Charmaine Lewis | May 18, 2017

On May 10th our book club met at the home of Charmaine Lewis. We had a full house with 14 members present to discuss the book The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. The book followed the 19th wife of Brigham Young and the beginning of polygamy in the Mormon church. It is part history, part… Read More.

The March book Club selection was The Rosie Project

By Susan Watson | March 10, 2017

The Rosie Project is the 2013 debut work of Australian novelist Graeme Simsion. It’s a wacky, wonderful, rollercoaster love story between two very different people. Each chapter was a humorous and poignant vignette. Everyone who attended the book club meeting agreed that the Rosie Project is a cleaver, joyful, laugh out loud novel. It’s a… Read More.

February 2017 Book Group Selection: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

By Sheris Fine | February 12, 2017

The Book Club met at the home of Jan Griffin for a discussion on her choice of the novel, “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. This tells a story of two lonely widowed neighbors in a fictitious small town of Holt, Colorado looking for a platonic relationship especially during their lonely nights…a quiet tale… Read More.

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