The DLYC Book Club doesn’t quit just because summer does and the clubhouse closes.
Please join us. Locations vary so contact Irma David at email@example.com for meeting locations.
2014 -2105 Book List
November 24 – Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth; 352 pages – Basis of the PBS series of a young midwife working with nuns in London’s East End slums in the 1950’s
December 15-A Cold Day in Paradise: an Alex McKnight Novel, by Steve Hamilton ; 301 pages -Crime novel based in the small town of Paradise, Michigan.
January 26 – The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride; 332 pages – McBride explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage
February 23- The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel; 468 pages – In the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, six Monuments Men and their mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis.
March 23 – The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck; 548 pages -Epic of the Great Depression about the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family-driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to California.
April 27 -Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham, by Patricia Cornwell 304 pages – A portrait of Ruth Bell Graham as well as insight into the Graham family, particularly, Billy Graham
May 25 – A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson; 305 pages – Bryson tells the story of walking the 2100 mile Appalachian Trail, and while on the trail meets a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters.
June 22 – The Round House, by Louise Erdrich; 353 pages – On the Ojibwa reservation in North Dakota, this is a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.
July 27 – A Pirate Looks at 50, by Jimmy Buffet; 458 pages – The ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. He brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday. Join us for music and margaritas!
August 24 – Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline; 278 pages – A story of friendship and second chances, based on historical accounts of the orphan trains that carried children from New York west to families who wanted to take them in.
September 28 – The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg; – 369 pages; a new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are – spanning decades and generations.
October 26 – The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff – 530 pages; In 1875, Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon Church, and expelled and an outcast, embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the USA. A family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. The story intertwines with that of a modern day young man, thrown out of his fundamentalist sect, searching for the truth behind his father’s death.
Additional Books – Just missed the cut!
Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis
Best selling book of 1927
The Boys in the Boat By Daniel James Brown
The Kitchen House By Kathleen Grisson
A gripping tale of the south during the days of slavery
Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson 2013
The story of 2 boys who find themselves on the opposite side of the Holocaust.
Bossy Pants, by Tina Fey
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
Secret of Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs