Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jul 26, 2020 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

In Shutter Tree Park (next to the library on the north).  Bring a chair, your own drink or snack, and tell us what you have been reading

 August 3, 2020, 7 PM.  Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Page.  When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna’s eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history.

September 1, 2020, 7 PM.  Prague Sonata, by Bradford Morrow. In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist. The music rendered there is clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. Meta must attempt to find the manuscript’s true owner and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvorák and Kafka, Meta soon realizes that she isn’t the only one after the music’s secrets.

October 6, 2020, 7 PM.  The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. On April 29,1989, a disastrous fire destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. Award-winning New Yorker reporter Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) delivers the thrilling story of heroic community efforts to salvage and rebuild, as well as a fascinating history of libraries and librarians with a remarkable cast of characters.  Orlean’s wit, insight, and compassion reveal how these vital institutions provide more than just books and are an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country.

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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