Our Meetings in 2016


The book: “Home is a roof over a pig: an American family’s journey in China” by Aminta Arrington.

“It is a story of one American family’s two-year encounter with China and how it transforms them.” More info about the author and the book at: http://www.amintaarrington.com/home-is-a-roof/

Date/time: November 19 at 6pm

Cuisine: American, Chinese

Please RSVP by November 16.

We will meet on October 15th, 2016 @ 6pm

For our October Book Club Meeting, we will have author and Paralympic athlete, Bob Lujano. Bob’s autobiography, No Arms, No Legs, No Problem tells the story of his life and his experiences as an athletes. He will have copies of his book for sale for $10.00. A great chance to get an autographed copy!  He was featured in the Wheelchair Rugby movie, Murderball.

The main dish will be pot roast. Please bring a side dish, salad, dessert or wine to go with the meal.
Please RSVP by October 14th.

September: Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Friday September 16

August: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, August 26 at 6 pm


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Day/time: Saturday, July 30th, 2016.

The book is Strapless by Deborah Davis.

The story of John Singer Sargent and his painting, Madame X.


We will meet on Saturday, June 18th at 6 pm.  The book is Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove.

More information about the book at:


Below is a YouTube link to a selection of poems from Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, read by the author:


The book club will discuss: The Towers of Tuscany by Carol M. Cram on  May 28 at 6:00.

Some reviews:

Historical Novel Society:


Bowen Island Undercurrent:


Carol M. Cram’s official site: https://carolcram.com/

Interview with Carol M. Cram: https://carolcram.com/interviews/


The book: Crabwalk by Guenter Grass.  It was published in 2002.  It weaves historic & present together with a focus on the refugee ship Wilhelm Gustloff.

Day/time: April 30 at 5:30 pm.


We will discuss the book “Before Ever After” by Samanta Sotto on March 25th at 6:30 pm. Food theme is Easter, European and Mediterranean.

“Before Ever After” is a wonderful romantic and mysterious book that inspired a serious craving for baked eggs and rekindled a desire to travel all over the world.

Here is an official author’s page on the Facebook.

Also, there is a great video clip about the book on YouTube.


The book club is reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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Date/Time: February 27 at 6 pm.

Useful information:


Day/time: Friday, January 22

The Book Club is reading The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson.

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