Moke Hill READS Book Club

Feb 12, 2018 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – March 6, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.  At once a thrilling adventure narrative and a revealing biographical portrait, River of Doubt chronicles Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing descent down an uncharted Amazon tributary. Following his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt sought redemption in challenging uncharted waters. Accompanied by his son, Kermit, and famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, the expedition survived whitewater rapids, starvation, Indian attacks, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. These extraordinary events are told in this acclaimed account by former National Geographic editor, Millard.

April 3, 2018.  Beartown, by Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove).  Beartown is a small, remote, Swedish village whose people are hoping that their junior hockey team might bring them national glory and with it economic revival. All is going well until a terrible incident suddenly changes everything. Accusations are made and spread like ripples on a pond, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

May 1, 2018.  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann.  In the 1920s, among the richest people in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation of Oklahoma, with vast oil reserves lying under their lands.  One by one, however, they were being murdered along with anyone investigating the killings. The newly formed FBI initially bungled the case, finally turning to former Texas Ranger Tom White who assembled an undercover team.  Together with the Osage, they exposed one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

Moke Hill Reads Book Club:  First Tuesday of every month. No commitment, No attendance taken, No restrictions, No membership, No dues. For everyone interested in good books and discussions about them. Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library. Send your email address or watch for announcements on mokehill.org and other news sources. Contact Janet Dock:  janetdock@me.com

 

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