Moke Hill READS Book Club

May 26, 2021 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

No More Zooming!! We are meeting in the LIBRARY!

June 1, 2021, 7 PM.  They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, by Jo Ann Levy.  “Seeing the Elephant” was a contemporary euphemism for participating in a grand life adventure, even if the outcome was uncertain.  The California Gold Rush, the elephant of the 1850s, is generally described as an exclusively male event.  Drawing on diaries, letters, news articles, and other first-hand accounts, the various roles women played are brought to life, adding humor, poignancy, and depth to this epic time.  AUTHOR VISIT. Jo Ann Levy lives in Sutter Creek and will join us for this meeting!!

July 6, 2021, 7 PM.  The Midnight Library, byMatt Haig.   In the space between life and death is a library filled with books representing all the different lives one could have lived if different choices were made.  Norah Seed – finding herself in this limbo — is allowed to sample these different outcomes, to examine old regrets, and to choose which life she wants to continue.  But things are not always how she imagined them, and the exercise both poises danger and requires examination of the ultimate question: What is the best way to live?

August 3, 2021, 7 PM.  Certain Prey, by John Sandford.  Here is a chance to sample a fast paced, intelligent, and humor-filled mystery series.  A bestselling mystery writer with some 50 books published, Sandford’s tales can become addictive.  Certain Prey is #10 out of the “Prey” series featuring Lucas Davenport, a government sleuth (independently wealthy) who specializes in solving the most difficult cases.  Here he tracks hit-woman Clara Rinker who is both ruthless and formidably intelligent.  Those who want to read the books in order can begin with Rules of Prey (1989).

Moke Hill Reads Book Club:  First Tuesday of every month – 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 Shona Sramala:; or Julia Costello:

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