Page-Turners Book Club June Meeting

Page-Turner's is a new, recently formed book group currently open to new members. For now we are meeting the last Thursday of each month at Orchard Valley Coffee in Campbell. Our reading list for June through September 2014 is listed below.

June's Book: "On The Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads" by Tim Cope

About the Book:

(From Amazon): Guided by a Kazakh aphorism—“To understand the wolf, you must put the skin of a wolf on and look through its eyes”—adventurer Tim Cope undertook a journey not successfully completed since the days of Genghis Khan: he traveled by horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from the ancient capital of Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. It was an incredible six-thousand-mile, three-year-long trip across formidable landscape—and into the heart of the nomadic way of life that dominated this region for thousands of years, transforming Western Europe through its conquering armies.

Cope’s trek takes him through wolf-infested plateaus, over glaciers and the subzero “starving steppe,” the scorching Kazakh desert, and the deep forests and treacherous mountains of the Carpathians. Alone except for a trusty dog (and a succession of thirteen horses, many stolen from him along the way), he encounters incredible hospitality from those who welcome him along the way, a tradition that is the linchpin of human survival on the steppe. Immersed in the land and its people, Cope is witness to the rich past and often painful complexities of the present still recovering from Soviet rule. On the Trail of Genghis Khan is a celebration and an elegy for the nomadic way of life—its freedom, its closeness to the land, its animals, and moods—and a narrative full of romance, intelligence, and drama.


Upcoming Books and Meeting Dates Through September 2014:

July 31,  "Light Between the Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

August 28, "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

September 25, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou


RSVP Guidelines for the Book Club.

If you RSVP 'yes" please be sure to attend. If  you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP to "no" so we know how many people to expect. If you attend the book club meeting, you will automatically be put in the next months book club unless you let me know otherwise. If you miss two or more, you will need to RSVP to attend again.

Previous Books:

"Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks

"The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

"The Storyteller" by Jodi Piccoult

"The Hundred Foot Journey" by Richard Morais





Join or login to comment.

  • Sharys W.

    No, I was unable to come, but it looked as though someone came and no one was there. Maybe too late?

    June 28

    • Jeremy

      Yes there was a meeting. Sounds like someone got their after it finished & people had gone home.

      June 28

  • Sharys W.

    What happened? Low turnout? Is July still on?

    June 27

    • Jeremy

      Sharys, did you come and no one was there? The meeting still went on last night, not sure how many attended. I had to miss this one, but will definitely be at the July meeting!

      June 27

    • Brooks S.

      I just watched the videos. I loved seeing the horses, Tigon, and the landscape.

      June 27

  • Elisa

    I just got to the coffee house. Did everyone leave already?

    June 26

  • Jill

    Sorry, got hijacked to a call to Hong Kong tonight. (Not as an interesting a locale as the Steppe.)

    June 26

    • Katherine J. E.

      Sorry that you cannot make it. I was interested in your comments

      June 26

  • Elisa

    Hi I have a going away party at work. I will be late to the book club, but I will be attending!

    June 26

  • Jeremy

    Hello ladies

    I wanted to let you know that I will not be attending next week's book club meeting. One of my friends is having a birthday party that same night at the International Culinary Center in Campbell. She is hosting a "Chopped" style cooking competition at the Culinary Center for everyone. It sounds too fun to pass up! Hope you all have a fun meeting. Let me know which book you decide on for October and I will post it.

    June 21

  • Sharys W.

    I can't come this time, but am looking forward to July!

    June 5

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy