Moke Hill Reads Book Club

Apr 13, 2017 by

Moke Hill Reads Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday May 2 — 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives


BOOK: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie


From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. From Paris to Virginia and on to the White House, Patsy must decide, as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.


June 6, 2017 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

The Age of Flight began on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s “Wright Flyer” became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of two brothers who changed the world. He draws on extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.


July 4, 2017 Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.  This is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white, working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, is being reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance, former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, tells the story searingly from the inside, revealing what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.


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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