Moke Hill READS Book Club

Nov 30, 2022 by

Moke Hill READS Book Club

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday –December 6, 2022

7 PM, Moke Hill Library/Archives

December 6, 2022, 7 PM.  Seed Keeper, by Diane Wilson.  Rosalie Iron Wing, a Dakota Sioux, grew up in the woods. Many years later, as the widow of her white husband, she returns to her childhood lands to find her identity, family and a community where she can belong.  She learns what it is like to be descended from women with souls of iron who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss.



January 3, 2023, 7 PM.  47 Down, by O. Henry Mace.  This book honors the 100th anniversary of the horrific 1922 Argonaut mine disaster, one of the worst in U.S. history.  Forty-seven men were trapped in a fire 4,650 feet underground while the world above galvanized around their rescue.  Mine officials and workers, families and friends, and a phalanx of journalists from around the nation provide details of the extraordinary efforts to save them.  Mace tells the gripping story with a journalist’s eye, depending on extensive research into documents and first-hand accounts.  The story is an epic on its own, but particularly meaningful to us as the Argonaut is located in Jackson, California.

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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