Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jan 22, 2019 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

 NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – February 5, 2019, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer. Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail announcing that his boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. To avoid the event, Less accepts a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.  He will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, and barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm.  Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. NY Time Book Review:  “..Hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of arresting lyricism and beauty.

March 5, 2019.  Transcription, by Kate Atkinson.  In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is recruited into espionage by MI5, monitoring comings and goings of Fascist sympathizers.  She finds the work both tedious and terrifying and is relieved by the end of the war. Ten years later, a producer for BBC radio, this past returns and Juliet is once more under threat. It is a different war and different battleground, but actions of her past are reaping consequences.  A novel of power, wit, and empathy, by one of the best writers of our time.

April 2, 2019.  Bossypants, by Tina Fey.  An autobiographical monologue by comedian Tina Fey that is pointed, professional, and hilarious.  Made famous by her roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”, Fey traces her life from awkward adolescence to hard-won success in the male-dominated comedy field.  More than a memoir, it is a spiky blend of humor, introspection, and critical thinking for a new generation.  She is a strongly opinionated dynamo with a comedic voice that is totally her own.  Bossypants is a delightful romp with one of the funniest and most original characters of our time.

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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