What we're about

Hello readers! This is a book club for all lovers of books. We will be rotating between various genres. Non-Fiction, Contemporary Fiction and Classics. Our meetings will be held once per month, generally the third Wednesday of the month. Locations will vary, at least initially. We will meet at coffee shops, outdoors, and when all else fails Zoom. Outdoor events will start with an initial book discussion followed by a short hike.

Dues/Fees: There are no set dues to belong to this Meetup group. Donations are always appreciated and will go back to the club. Meetup charges organizers roughly $100 every six months, any donations will first go to paying those charges. If you are willing and able to donate please contact Liz.

Upcoming events (2)

Classic: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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For this month's classic pick we will be reading the original 1911 unabridged version of Peter Pan.

About the book:

In pursuit of his lost shadow, a young boy named Peter Pan dashes into the bedroom of three children named Wendy, Michael, and John. After much blundering about, Wendy manages to reattach Peter's frenetic shadow, and in return, Peter propositions the three siblings to accompany him back to his home in a place he calls Neverland.
A world of fantasy, flight, and fun, Neverland brings wonderment to Wendy and her brothers at every moment with Peter and his ageless band of Lost Boys, but with the magnificence that Neverland offers so too also lurks the evil Captain Hook...

Fiction: The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

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In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kyiv, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.
Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness.
But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.
Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.

Past events (23)

The Devil in the White City By Erik Larson

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