Moke Hill READS Book Club

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Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday –March 1, 2022

7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

 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.

May 3, 2022, 7 PM.  Be Frank with Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Reclusive literary legend Mimi Banning is finally writing her first book in decades and Alice Whitley arrives as her new assistant.  Included in her job description is shepherding the author’s 9-year-old son Frank, an eccentric and charismatic handful with the wit of Noel Coward and the wardrobe of a 1930’s movie star.  Full of charm and countless only-in-Hollywood moments, this is a captivating and heartwarming story of an unusual mother and son and the plucky young woman who is pulled into their web.

June 7, 2022, 7 PM.  A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell.  A WWII biography that reads like a thriller!  Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into the British secret service, became one of the most revered – and targeted – of Churchill’s spies.  She established a vast network of agents throughout France, working behind enemy lines to stoke the fires of the Resistance.  Based on extensive research, this inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, and personal triumph was chosen as the best book of the year by NPR, NY Public Library, and the Times of London.

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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