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.

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451654684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 2nd, 2014

June 22, 2018:  The Heart of Everything That Is:  The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

 


The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455540013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017

July 27, 2018:  The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

 


The Second Amendment: A Biography Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476747453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 26th, 2015

August 24, 2018:  The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman

 


Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062407405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 11th, 2017

September 28, 2018:  Jungle of Stone by William Carlsen

 


The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

October 26, 2018:  The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

 


The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399564130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - May 15th, 2018

November 2018:  The Flying Tigers by Sam Kleiner

 


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

December 28, 2018:  Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond