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!

A Short Introduction to Then & Now 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.  

See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.

In Full Flight: One Woman's Quest for Atonement in Africa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 19th, 2019

June 28, 2019:  In Full Flight by John Heminway


Grant Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2018

July 26, 2019 & August 23, 2019:  Grant by Ron Chernow


Alexander the Great Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416592815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2011

September 27, 2019:  Alexander the Great by Philip Freeman