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Read: The Angel Makers and Hike: Dakota Ridge

Book: The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson

When the men of a remote Hungarian village go off to war in 1916, the women left behind realize their lives are much better without them. Suddenly, they are not being beaten; they have time for friendships; they even find romance with the injured Italian soldiers staying just outside of town.

For Sari, an intelligent girl who's always been an outcast (her fellow villagers suspect her of being a witch because of her medical knowledge), it's the first time in her life she's had friends. When the men return at war's end, the freedom Sari and the others have enjoyed is suddenly snatched from them, and they realize they need to do whatever it takes to hold onto it. Sari puts her medical knowledge to use to off her husband. Then she helps one of her friends. And another. When the word spreads, she realizes her problems are only beginning. This creeping and hugely readable first novel is based on a true story.

(Thanks to Rose for the recommendation!)

Hike: Dakota Ridge/Sanitas Valley

The Dakota ridge trail runs along the East of Mt. Sanitas. If everyone feels up to it and the weather is good, we can hike Mt. Sanitas, but otherwise we will stick to the Dakota ridge trail. It is relatively flat, and around 3 miles round trip.

We will meet at Vic's and carpool to the trailhead (parking is limited). If the weather is bad, we will discuss the book at Vic's over some coffee.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I. Enjoyed the book kept me interested and required some reflection on the ethical and moral dilemas

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I was so late, next time

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies for being late, will attempt to get to it on time next time.

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good book, great hike, great company!

    October 20, 2012

  • Kristin

    Dave we are leaving for the trailhead. Sorry. Can't wait all day :)

    October 20, 2012

  • Kristin

    Dave are you close? We are about to leave for the trailhead.

    October 20, 2012

  • Kristin

    We are in the very back of the shop.

    October 20, 2012

  • Kristin

    Yep across the street

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    running late, but I'll be there

    October 20, 2012

  • claire

    I just returned my copy to the library on Tues. Good Luck!

    October 18, 2012

  • Kristin

    Dogs are welcome as are folks that couldn't read the book.

    October 17, 2012

  • Kristin

    This trail is dog friendly.

    October 17, 2012

  • Stacy

    Is this a dog friendly trail? Is everyone okay with dogs? Or to be more specific I have a 80 lb german shepherd, she is my "submissive" dog. I can leave her at home if it is a problem...she didn't read the book, isn't going to and really has nothing to offer on commentary on women killing their husbands, hiking trails or anything else, she just wants to be petted.

    October 17, 2012

  • Stacy

    I just finished reading mine, bought it online at www.abebooks.com...it was shipped from England, in a crazy quick time. If anyone who hasn't read it wants to read it after the hike I will bring it on Saturday.

    October 17, 2012

    • Stacy

      it is hardcover.

      October 17, 2012

  • Rosanne

    I got my copy from the Boulder library.

    October 17, 2012

  • Kristin

    Come even if you can't find the book. I got mine on my kindle so I don't have a copy to loan.

    October 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in the same boat. Checked 5 bookstores local, new and used, only in hardcover at this time and couldn't, find it, any recommendations?

    October 17, 2012

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