Tuesday, December 30, 2014
On January 8, 2015, at 7pm the Pioneer Bookshop will host a discussion on Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home and is drawn to the farm at the end of the road where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl and her mother and grandmother. As he sits by the pond behind the ramshackle old house, the unremembered past comes flooding back—a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.
This month, treats will be served. Thanks Sarah!
Monday, September 29, 2014
Here are our next selected titles.
November 6th: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
December 4th: The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will take a summer break. Our next meeting will be September 4, 2014. We will discuss Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. On October 2, 2014 we will discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. All are welcome to join in with our informal book group. See you in the Fall!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Kazuo Ishiguro. The discussion begins at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
On Thursday, March 6 at 7pm, the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will meet to discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany. All are welcome to join in this informal discussion.
John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany is the inspiring modern classic that introduced two of the author’s most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in childhood: the stunted Owen Meany, whose life is touched by God, and the orphaned Johnny Wheelwright, whose life is touched by Owen. From the accident that links them to the mystery that follows them–and the martyrdom that parts them–the events of their lives form a tapestry of fate and faith in a novel that is Irving at his irresistible best. --Goodreads
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Living with miracles is not as easy as people think. A boy walks on water, but that’s perhaps the simplest miracle of all in this collection of engaging short stories full of both everyday and far out miracles. Some real, some hopeful. Love and travel, as well as wit and humor spice these tales of wishful wonder.
Patrick Irelan is the author of two memoir collections, Central Standard (Univ of Iowa, 2002) and A Firefly In The Night both set in the heart of the Midwest. He is also the author of a previous collection of short stories entitled Reruns.
----Ice Cube Press