Moke Hill READS Book Club

May 4, 2020 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club


There will be no library meetings until social distancing is lifted.  To participate in a Zoom meeting instead (same day and time), contact Janet at the email below.


May 5, 2020.  The Day the World Came to Town, by Jim Defede.  On September 11, 2001, thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, due to the closing of US airspace.  For nearly a week, some 6,600 distraught passengers and crew were dependent on the hospitality of a small community of less than 10,000.  The stories of generosity and kindness have become legendary, drawn from interviews with over 180 people and inspiring the Broadway musical hit “They Came from Away.”  Their actions affirmed the basic goodness of people.

June 2, 2020.  Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clark.  Sample a science fiction treat with this award-winning, classic novel by the dean of the genre, Arthur C. Clark.  In the 22ed century, a huge object enters our solar system and a space team is sent to discover its origins and purpose.  Cylindrical and some thirty miles long, this intersteller spacecraft amazes the astronauts and planet-bound scientists alike as they prepare for humankind’s first encounter with alien intelligence.

July 7, 2020.  The Feast of All Saints, by Anne Rice.  This historical novel explores a hidden world of New Orleans after the Civil War.  This mixed-race population – from French, white, black, and Native American roots — developed their own society of artists, poets, scientists, and craftsmen — that reached far beyond their domain.  Marcel, the blue eyed scholar, Marie his fair-skinned sister, Christophe the writer, and Anna Bella the seductresses: all with rich and compelling stories.

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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