Moke Hill READS Book Club

May 14, 2018 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

 NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – June 5, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

June 5, 2018. Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger.  Cork O’Connor – part Irish and part Anishinaabe Indian — is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, located in the state’s northern lake country. Embittered by loss of his job and a marital meltdown, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. When the town’s judge is brutally murdered and a young Eagle Scout goes missing, Cork unravels a harrowing web of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal spun around the town’s officials. This is the first of an award-winning series of mysteries set in the wilds of Minnesota.

July 3, 2018. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate.  In 1939 the four Foss children, left alone when their father rushes their mother to the hospital, are collected by officials and sent to a Tennessee orphanage. Assured that they will be reunited with their parents, instead they are sold to wealthy families by the director of a Memphis adoption agency.  The plot unfolds in the future when adult Amanda Stafford begins to delve into the long-hidden family history.  Based on a true historical scandal, the book is riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting.

Aug 7, 2018. Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L. Haley. Born in Californian in 1876, Jack London’s youth was forged on physically demanding, low-paying jobs as he struggled to support a fatherless family. By adulthood he was a confirmed Socialist and achieved international success with his wildly popular The Call of the Wild, and, White Fang. In Wolf, award-winning biographer James L. Haley explores the complex life Jack London: a hard-living adventurer, political activist, proflic writer, and controversial icon of his time. Haley portrays this major American novelist with his flaws, failures, fire, and glory.

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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