Moke Hill READS Book Club

Nov 28, 2017 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday December 5 — 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

December 5, 2017.  The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham.  A classic Sci-Fi from 1955, David lives in a post-apocalyptic world after a devastating global nuclear war several thousand years before.  His homeland is dominated by genetic fundamentalists who purge all human, plant, and animal life that deviates from a pre-war standard. Born with unusual mental powers, David and his friends flee to the Fringes and beyond where alternative communities developed. The story resonates as much today with the rise of religious and scientific dogmatism as when it was written during the cold war.

January 2, 2018.  My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell.  When the widow Durrell and her four children could no longer endure the damp, grey English climate, they impulsively sold all and established themselves on the Greek island of Corfu.  The family’s adventures from 1935-39 is delightfully recounted by the youngest son, Gerald, who at age 10 was a budding naturalist, incorporating toads, geckoes, geese, bats, and puppies into the home. His memoir recounts hilarious escapades of family members and eccentric hangers-on and — the best news — this book is Part One of a trilogy.

February 6, 2018.  In the Woods, by Tana French.  Twenty years pass after the unsolved murder of two children in a quiet Dublin suburb. The surviving third child, Rob Ryan – with no memory of the events — has become a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad, keeping his past a secret. When a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and his partner find the case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

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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