Then & Now Book Club ON HIATUS

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.

April 1865: The Month That Saved America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060899684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 15th, 2006

July 24, 2020:  April 1865 by Jay Winik



Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142004838
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2004

August 28, 2020:  Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick


Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre Cover Image
By Randy Krehbiel, Karlos K. Hill (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780806163314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - September 19th, 2019

September 25, 2020:  Tulsa, 1921 by Randy Krehbiel