Moke Hill READS Book Club

Sep 29, 2021 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday –September 7, 2021

7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

 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. (Also a classic movie with Anjelica Huston and Julianna Margulies)

November 2, 2021, 7 PM.  Nomadland, by Jessica Bruder.  The journalist author documents legions of older Americans who have hit the road as casualties of the 2008 financial crisis. In campers, RVs, vans, and trailers they travel the west from North Dakota to California to Texas looking for part-time employment.  In beautiful and scorching prose, Bruder reveals the dark underbelly of the US economy, at the same time celebrating the resilience and creativity of these modern pioneers who bond together for support.  The book has been made into an award-winning movie starring Frances McDormand.

December 7, 2021, 7 PM. Standing in the Rainbow, by Fannie Flagg.   From the author of “Fried Green Tomatoes….”, comes another story of richly drawn characters from the Missouri heartland.  Spanning from 1946 to the present, middle class and small town life are revealed though a cast of wacky and endearing characters. Bound together by Dorothy Smith’s ½-hour radio show, daily doings are chronicled in this time of optimism and prosperity.  It is a pleasurable dive into the reliably funny and heartfelt world of Fanny Flagg.

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:

Related Posts


Share This