Moke Hill READS Book Club

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Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday –February 1, 2022

7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

 February 1, 2022, 7 PM.  The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton.  The novel weaves threads from dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, and a mystery.  On the eve of WWI, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia.  It is decades later on the Cornish coast that her granddaughter, Cassandra, follows a twisted trail find the truth about their family history.  A captivating story that jumps times and continents treating readers to a well-written and satisfying adventure.

March 1, 2022, 7 PM.  Bangkok 8, by John Burdett.  A thriller with attitude, this sexy, razor-edged, darkly hilarious novel is set in Bangkok — one of the world’s most exotic cities. A charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered and among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take.  Within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—devout Buddhist and son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I.—seeks revenge. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world more sinister than he imagined.

April 5, 2022, 7 PM.  The Magician’s Assistant, by Ann Patchett.  Sabine– twenty years assistant to her handsome, magician  husband– is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine’s life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.

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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