Moke Hill READS Book Club

Oct 6, 2018 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – November 6, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

November 6, 2018. Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan.  The historical novel begins with young Anna Kerrigan accompanying her father on his questionable work rounds in 1930s New York. Then he disappears.  Grown into a young women by WWII, she works at the Brooklyn Naval yard and secures a job as the first female diver, a dangerous and exclusive occupation.  She encounters one of her father’s former bosses by chance and begins pursuit of his vanishing. Anna inhabits a world populated by gangsters, sailors, war workers, divers, bankers, and union men who, through her masterful writing, are all sympathetic and engaging.

December 4, 2018. The Dry, by Jane Harper.  Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, Federal Police investigator, Aaron Falk, reluctantly returns to his hometown for the first time in decades to investigate the death of his childhood best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago, Falk was accused of murder and Luke provided a steadfast alibi. But now more than one person knows that this was not the truth. As Falk investigates Luke’s death, long-buried mysteries resurface along with the lies surrounding them. The Dry is a breathless page-turner with revelations on every page.

January 8, 2018. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, by Adam Rutherford.  Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001, it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims, and myths. Rutherford explains that DNA determines far less than we have been led to be believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey from Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, and from dead kings to plague, Rutherford paints an illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be.

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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  1. Barbara Grogan

    I have been unable to obtain the book from any library, so I don’t know if I’ll be attending.

    Barbara Grogan