Monday, October 24, 2016

November Pioneer Bookshop Book Club Author

This month we have chosen to mix things up a little.   Each of us will choose a book written by Ann Patchett who happens to be a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop in Iowa City.   Each of us will discuss the book we read and will discuss differences and similarities.   Her titles include, The Patron Saint of Liars, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder and Commonwealth.   Patchett has won numerous awards and fellowships.

We will meet at 7pm on Thursday, November 3 at the Pioneer Bookshop at 933 Main Street, Grinnell.  All are welcome to join in our discussions at the group or on this Blog.

Monday, October 3, 2016

September 2016 Book Club Choice

Join us for a discussion of Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings.   The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will meet at 7pm at 933 Main Street Grinnell, the new location since July 5, 2016.

All are welcome to join this informal gathering at any time.    The club meets on the first Thursday of the month.   Making comments to this blog is another way to participate.

Sue Monk Kidd is also the author of The Secret Life of Bees (2002) which became a genuine literary phenomenon and was adapted into a movie.  

The Invention of Wings is a historical novel with actual historical figures like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and Denmark Vesey.  Kidd adds original characters to fill in the story.