Flathead County Library Book Club meets from 5:00 to 6:00 pm the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, in the Main Library's basement meeting room. All are invited to join the discussion.
Eleanor Morse, White Dog Fell from the Sky
This intimate portrait of Botswana and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable is an absorbing and deeply moving story.
Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
In this groundbreaking work of science, history and archaeology, Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
A novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rain forest.
Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin
Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations of a single family.
Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the “sivilized” life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger and self-discovery. Huck’s shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters.
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
A powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery and a tender, moving novel of a Native American family and its history and culture.
H. V. Morton, In the Steps of St. Paul
This book dazzlingly retraces the apostle’s famed journey of faith through Israel, Greece and Italy, using the Bible itself as a guide. With an ear for good stories and an eye alert to detail, Morton creates a compulsively readable narrative that will satisfy the most curious traveler as well as the most informed and passionate reader of the Bible.
James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson
Boswell was a lawyer, diarist and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, who was born in 1709 and died in 1784 – a long life, though one marred by depression and fear of death.
Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. She recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
This biography gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.