Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jul 21, 2019 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

 NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday – August 6, 2019, 7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

 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.

October 1, 2019.  The Killing Floor, by Lee Child.  If you haven’t read any of the fast-paced and tightly written “Jack Reacher” novels, you are in for a treat.  If you are already a fan, come and tell us why. In this first adventure (1997), ex-military policeman and drifter Jack Reacher is just passing through Margrave, Georgia, when in less than an hour he’s arrested for murder. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody, at least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. And yet …..

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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