Next: December 10 - 7:15pm
Gathering of the Sunday Evening Book Group. Always Offsite. Host varies each month. Contact Marti or Michele for additional information.
The October 15th meeting of our club was another pleasant success. Thank You to Norma A. for hosting (great treats and great books)! We discussed Michael Perry's Population 485 as well as other topics of interest. Library copies of Population 485 need to be returned to Barb H. Please contact her to arrange for their return before late fees are assessed by the library.
On November 12th we will meet at Barb H.'s home and discuss "Once They Moved Like the Wind : Cochise, Geronimo, and The Apache Wars" by David Roberts. Roberts, whose previous books have focused on mountaineering and travel, tells the story of the Chiricahua Apache resistance to the encroachments of the whites in post-Civil War frontier America. Using contemporary letters and reminiscences, he relates the story from the Apache point of view, focusing on the leadership of Cochise and Geronimo. Rather than emphasizing troop deployments and Apache raids, Roberts explains why the principals on both sides acted as they did and shows how misunderstandings led to tragedy and warfare. He has mined the available sources and woven them neatly into his well-written tapestry.
On December 10th we will meet at the home of Doug and Michele to discuss Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power by Howard French. The book has been described as “[a] look at China from the inside as well as from the outside." French knows the country well… He stresses a political history that helps illuminate territorial conflicts between China and its neighbors