Meeting Date: fourth Friday of each month
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: to be determined
Leader: Eric Cale
Then & Now Book Club will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. 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.
1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? The nonfiction we read tends to be encyclopedic in scope and spans history and the world, so it's hard to choose just one favorite. The stand-out selection for 2019, however, had to be Sarah Smarsh's Heartland because it captures our own specific time and place, something we haven't encountered in other Then & Now Book Club selections.
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.
July 24, 2020: April 1865 by Jay Winik
August 28, 2020: Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick
September 25, 2020: Tulsa, 1921 by Randy Krehbiel