Moke Hill READS Book Club

Sep 26, 2020 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

Moke Hill READS  In the Library

 As it is now dark earlier, we are meeting inside the Library wearing masks; lots of room for social distancing

 October 6, 2020, 7 PM.  The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. On April 29,1989, a disastrous fire destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library. Award-winning New Yorker reporter Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) delivers the thrilling story of heroic community efforts to salvage and rebuild, as well as a fascinating history of libraries and librarians with a remarkable cast of characters.  Orlean’s wit, insight, and compassion reveal how these vital institutions provide more than just books and are an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country.

November 3, 2020, 7 PM.  The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, by Melinda Gates. In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the direct link between women’s empowerment and the overall health of societies.  She introduces us to inspiring innovators she has met, offers startling evidence of successful projects, and encourages everyone to become involved.  Gates presents a persuasive case that no one should be excluded from life’s opportunities, that all lives have equal value, and that gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.

December 1, 2020, 7 PM.  The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood.  This novel picks up some 15 years after events related in Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (although it can be read on its own).  As the iron rule of the Republic of Gilead begins to show fissures, the lives three women intersect.  Two came of age in under the regime’s oppression of women and minorities; the third is one of the government’s agents.  Each must come to terms with who she is and how far she will go to defend her beliefs.  Winner of the Booker Prize.

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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