Moke Hill READS Book Club

Jul 29, 2021 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

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

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).

September 7, 2021, 7 PM. H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald.   When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated.  An experienced falconer since her youth, she undertook the training of a goshawk –notoriously fierce and independent – as a way to assuage her grief.  Helen adopted Mabel and relates the progress of their relationship through parallel stories of classic historical accounts and the natural world of this extraordinary bird.  Told with humor and humility, the memoir is an outstanding blend of nature writing, personal healing, and literary adventure.

October 5, 2021, 7 PM.  The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. In this classic fantasy novel masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot’s court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king’s rise and schemed for his fall. Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur’s kingdom, the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, and Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain. The Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory.

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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