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.
June 22, 2018: The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
July 27, 2018: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
August 24, 2018: The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman
September 28, 2018: Jungle of Stone by William Carlsen
October 26, 2018: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
November 2018: The Flying Tigers by Sam Kleiner
December 28, 2018: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond