Then & Now Book Club
Meeting Date: fourth Friday of each month
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Place: Watermark Cafe
Leader: Eric Cale
Then & Now Book Club meets at 7:00 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month in the café. This book club's emphasis is history, written by classic as well as contemporary authors. Eric Cale, the club's leader, is the director of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Grab a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll from the cafe and join in the discussion!
See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.
A Short Introduction to Classic Book Club:
1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? The two books that were the most popular were The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and Kiillers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Both books generated lots of discussion--both in our group and nationally--and both dealt with little-known historical events.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? These readers aren't daunted by scholarly books, yet they also enjoy lighter fare...and they are early birds who are ready for a lively discussion first thing in the morning.
March 23, 2018: Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, & Fake News by Kevin Young
April 27, 2018: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
May 25, 2018: The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
June 22, 2018: The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin