November Book

posted Oct 15, 2017, 9:47 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 9:55 PM ]
Our next book club meeting will be Monday, November 13th at 7:30pm. We'll be reading and discussing 
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.  Linda will bring our next book suggestions and a snack.  December's book will be Coming into the Country by John McPhee. 
"Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers―ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design."