General Info, News and Updates
New members are always welcome to join in our monthly discussions. We regularly meet once a month, usually on the last Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the North Plains Public Library.
Books are chosen every year by a consensus of all members. The following are our upcoming book choices and discussion dates, plus a list of some of our past book choices.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Last Bus to Wisdom – Ivan Doig
The final novel from a great American storyteller.
Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate–bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical—is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can’t seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn’t traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way.
Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.
New patrons are always welcome to join our book discussions.
June 28, 2017 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra
July 26, 2017 – Dead Wake, The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Eric Larson
August 30, 2017 – Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf
September 27, 2017 – The Glass Universe – Dava Sobel
October 25, 2017- When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
November 29, 2017 – The Underground Railroad: a novel – Colson Whitehead
December 27, 2017 – The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts