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We are meeting inside the Library wearing masks with lots of room for social distancing

 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.

January 5, 2021, 7 PM.  The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams., In April of 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lame and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa spent five days pondering the question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?  Both recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, they talk about how sorrows and tragedies are only part of a world brimming with happiness.  Through stories, wisdom, spiritual beliefs, and science – punctuated by laughter, teasing, and tears – these men who have lived through the darkest of times show us ways to live in Joy.

Moke Hill Reads Book Club:  First Tuesday of every month at Moke Hill Library/Archives, Main Street across from Post Office. No commitment, No attendance taken, No membership, No dues. For everyone interested in good books and discussions about them. Sponsored by the Mokelumne Hill Friends of the Library. Send us your email address or watch for announcements on and other news sources. Contact Janet Dock:


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