Friday, December 20, 2013

January 2014 Book Club Title

The first book club meeting of 2014 will feature Lord of the Flies by William Golding as the central topic.   The discussion will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Pioneer Bookshop.    We welcome new readers to join us.  It is a very informal gathering. 

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results.
First Published September 17, 1954
Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 2013 Book Club Choice

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner will be discussed at the December meeting of the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club.   The group gathers at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell, Iowa, on Thursday, December 5..   New members are welcome and greatly appreciated.   The group is very casual and informal.

Called a “magnificently crafted story...brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in the Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century.

Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.  (Random House)