October Book

posted Oct 2, 2015, 12:33 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Oct 2, 2015, 12:33 PM ]
Hello all,

Our next book club meeting is on Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. We'll be discussing Mind of the raven : investigations and adventures with wolf-birds by Bernd Heinrich.  We have a few of people waiting to read it, so if you have a copy, please return it to the library as soon as you're done with it. Thank you!   It is also available on ListenAlaska, but you'd need to place a hold on it. 

November's book is The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.  From The New Yorker:   "Twenty years in the making, Urrea's epic novel recounts the true story of his great-aunt Teresita. In 1873, amid the political turbulence of General Porfirio Díaz's Mexican republic, Teresita is born to a fourteen-year-old Indian girl, "mounted and forgotten" by her white master. Don Tomàs Urrea later takes his illegitimate daughter into his home, where she learns to bathe every week and read "Las Hermanas Brontë." But Teresita also continues a folk education as a curandera, discovering healing powers and a mystical relationship with God. Indian pilgrims swarm to the Urrea ranch, where "St. Teresita," a mestiza Joan of Arc, kindles in them a powerful faith in God and a perilous hunger for revolution. The novel brings to life not only the deeply pious figure whom Díaz himself dubbed "the Most Dangerous Girl in Mexico" but also the blood-soaked landscape of pre-revolutionary Mexico."

It is my turn to bring suggestions!
Read on, Amanda

And don't forget... Next meeting we'd like to play a few rounds of the game Annette suggested where you cite passages in a book you've read, so BYOB.  That's Bring Your Own Book!