Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jul 6, 2018 by

Moke Hill READS Book  Club

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

Wolf: The Lives of Jack London, by James L. Haley. Born in Californian in 1876, Jack London’s youth was forged on physically demanding, low-paying jobs as he struggled to support a fatherless family. By adulthood he was a confirmed Socialist and achieved international success with his wildly popular The Call of the Wild, and, White Fang. In Wolf, award-winning biographer James L. Haley explores the complex life Jack London: a hard-living adventurer, political activist, prolific writer, and controversial icon of his time. Haley portrays this major American novelist with his flaws, failures, fire, and glory.

Sept 4, 2018  Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng.  In Shaker Heights — a progressive and meticulously planned community — no one embodies this rule-playing spirit more than Elena Richardson.  Enter Mia Warren, a free spirit artist and single mother with her teenaged daughter Pearl. The four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for rules. When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that divides the town and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Elena Richardson uncovers secrets in Mia’s past, with unexpected and devastating costs to both families.

October 3, 2018. The Tender Bar, by J.R. Moehringer.  J.R. Moehringer’s memoir is the story of a young man who knows his father only as “The Voice,” of a single mother struggling to make a better life for her son, and of a riotously dysfunctional family from Long Island. But more than anything else, Moehringer’s book is a homage to the culture of the local pub. That’s where young J.R. seeks out the companionship of male role models in place of his absent father, where he receives an education that has served him well in his career and where, inevitably, he looks for love, bemoans its absence and mourns its loss.

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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