Moke Hill READS Book Club

Dec 24, 2017 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

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

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.

March 6, 2018.  River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.  At once a thrilling adventure narrative and a revealing biographical portrait, River of Doubt chronicles Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing descent down an uncharted Amazon tributary. Following his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt sought redemption in challenging uncharted waters. Accompanied by his son, Kermit, and famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, the expedition survived whitewater rapids, starvation, Indian attacks, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. These extraordinary events are told in this acclaimed account by former National Geographic editor, Millard.

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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