Book Club

January Book Club: The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig

During January, we will be reading The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig. “In the unforgettable fall of 1909, Rose Llewellyn and her brother, Morris Morgan, bring west with them “several kinds of education” – none of them of the textbook variety – and life is never again the same in Marias Coulee, Montana.” (The Whistling Season, … Continued

December Book Club: A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor

During December we will be reading A Summons to Memphis, by Peter Taylor. A Summons to Memphis won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1987. It is the recollection of Phillip Carver, a middle aged editor from New York City, who is summoned back to Memphis by his two conniving unmarried sisters to help them prevent the marriage of their elderly father to … Continued

November Book Club: We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver

During November we will be reading We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver, a “…resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of high hopes shattered by dark realities.” (amazon.com). If … Continued

October Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash

During October we will be reading A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash. This debut novel “is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.” If you would like to participate, you can pick up a copy of … Continued

September Book Club: Riding the Edge of an Era by Diana Allen Kouris

During September, we’ll be reading Riding the Edge of an Era – Growing Up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail, by Diana Allen Kouris. According to goodreads.com, “In this elegant and illuminating true story, Diana Allen Kouris tells of growing up on the historic Brown’s Park Livestock Ranch, where in the 1800s Butch Cassidy found sanctuary, … Continued

August Book Club: Pelagia and the White Bulldog, by Boris Akunin

During August we will be reading Pelagia and the White Bulldog, by Boris Akunin, translated by Andrew Bromfield. “Canine conspiracies, spurned lovers, murderous greed, jealousy, politics, power and knitting: Pelagia and the White Bulldog marks the beginning of an addictively entertaining new crime series staring the “bespectacled, freckled, woefully clumsy and astonishingly resourceful” Sister Pelagia. … Continued

July Book Club: “Bone Wars,” by Tom Rea

During July we will be reading “Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur,” by Wyoming resident Tom Rea. According to the Jackson Hole News, the book “Includes not only the highly competitive world of the still-new science of paleontology in Wyoming and around the world, but Wyoming history and politics, Western railroading, … Continued

June Book Club: “12 Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup

During June, we will be reading “12 Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup. In the introduction, Ira Berlin states “For sheer drama, few accounts of slavery match Solomon Northup’s tale of abduction from freedom and forcible enslavement.” If you would like to participate, you can pick up a copy of the book at the church. Our … Continued

May Book Club: “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd

During May, we will be reading “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd. According to the Washington Post, this is “The tale of one motherless daughter’s discovery of what family really means – and of the strange and wondrous places we find love.” If you would like to participate, you may pick up … Continued