Friday, November 3, 2017
This is the second appearance at the Pioneer Bookshop for Larry. His last book, The Education of Nancy Adams was presented to the club in 2015. His other books include, The Flamingo Rising, Love and Other Delusions, A Good Man and Athens America. Flamingo Rising was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie.
Larry Baker lives in Iowa City.
Please join us any first Thursday at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. We are a very informal group.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Leah Weiss is s Southern writer, born in North Carolina and raised in the foothills of Virginia. This is her debut novel. She retired in 2015 from a 24 year career as Executive Assistant to the Headmaster at Virginia Episcopal School.
As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise, is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty and homegrown grit.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The summer read is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This book was written in 1967, originally in Spanish and has since been translated into 37 languages. The novel is widely acclaimed and recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon. Over 30 million copies have been sold.
Friday, May 5, 2017
From the jacket cover. " The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France-a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. "
The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club was treated to a poetry lesson during its May meeting. Kelly Hansen Maher read from her book Tremolo. Kelly, who is a native of Minnesota, explained how the call of the loons and other Minnesota memories entered into her book which centers around loss and grieving.
The book club audience, most poetry novices, found the discussion enlightening. We all left with a greater appreciation of the words, formats and sounds of the poems in the book.