Our Book Club offers a sense of community where you can openly exchange and discuss ideas. It provides an opportunity to read new works, get to know new people and even make lifetime connections; a chance to take a break from routine to discuss and challenge your thoughts on a topic. Book Club meets on the second Friday of each month at 10:30am in the Art Studio.
Friday, March 9
White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir, by Nora Murphy. Murphy tells the story of
her ancestors’ maple grove that, long before the Irish arrived, was home to three
Native tribes: the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk. That her dispossessed ancestors’
homestead was built upon another, far more brutal dispossession is the hard truth
underlying Murphy’s search for the deeper connections between this contested land
and the communities who call it home.
Books for upcoming months
Check date: April 12 at 10:30 am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Towles immerses us in an elegantly
drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. Deemed an unrepentant
aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the
Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov has never worked
a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most
tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger
world of emotional discovery.