Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jan 3, 2017 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

Tuesday February 7 — 7 PM

Moke Hill Library/Archives

Come to talk about books and listen to others

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  Earth is under attack and survival of humanity depends on a military genius – a child who has been trained since birth.  While Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games, he is in fact waging war on alien attackers.  Winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards, this work among the most influential science fiction novels of the 1980s. .  When we searched for “best science fiction book for non-science fiction readers” this came up tops on three sites. Give it a try!

March 7, 2017.  News of the World, by Paulette Jiles.  In 1870s’ Texas, retired Civil War Veteran Captain Kidd, age 70, travels from town to town presenting readings from East Coast newspapers.  He is persuaded to transport 10-year-old Johanna, orphaned and held captive by Koiwa, 400 miles to her aunt and uncle.  Thus begins an epic Western adventure filled with danger and survival, told by the award-winning author who also supplies a soul.

April 4, 2017.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 

Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer, whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. ”Henrietta’s cells” have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, medicine and scientific discovery.

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 and other news sources. Contact Janet Dock:


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