Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jun 26, 2019 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – July 2, 2019, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives


 July 2, 2019.  The American Spirit, by David McCullough.  David McCullough is the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  He has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify key principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of geographic region, political party, or ethnic background. This book reminds us who we are as Americans and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.  Happy Fourth of July!


August 6, 2019.  The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller.  Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed his wife, his friends, everyone he knew. Now he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites hope that a better life exists outside their defensive bunker. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever imagine.

September 3, 2019.  Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland.  The novel focuses on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s masterpiece painting depicting people enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine. Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models, Vreeland illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of an era where individuals from many classes could socialize together. With a gorgeous palette of vibrant, captivating characters, Vreeland paints their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs so vividly that the painting literally comes alive.

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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