Book Group

Book Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from January through November. We do not meet in December. Watch our website calendar or our Facebook page for the most recent updates!
We read books across most genres as well as some non-fiction. Anyone is welcome to attend who has read, or is interested in, the current month's book and would like to participate in friendly discussion. Members are welcome to attend one meeting or all of them as their interests and schedules permit.

Upcoming Events

Jul 25 2024

Story Time

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Our next book:

Book Group will next meet

Tuesday, July 23
at 4:00 p.m.

to discuss
“True North”
by Andrew J. Graff

Come early to enjoy fika—beverages and treats─
starting at 3:40 p.m.!

You can also find this event on Facebook.

(NOTE: This is a change from what was advertised on our community flyers. “West with Giraffes” will be rescheduled for a different month.)

 

Find it in Infosoup!

From the author of Raft of Stars comes a heartfelt novel of marriage and whitewater rafting, following one couple as they navigate the changing currents of family, community, and the river itself.

As the summer of 1993 begins, Sam and Swami Brecht roll into town with a twenty-six-foot Winnebago camper van, their three young kids, and the deed to Woodchuck Rafting Company. Sam and Swami met as young, adventurous river guides but, a decade later, find themselves weighed down by money worries and the demands of adulthood. The town of Thunderwater, in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, could be the fresh start their marriage needs. But Woodchuck, once the property of Sam’s eccentric uncle, has seen better days and will need a serious overhaul if it is going to stand a chance at survival.

Soon Sam and Swami learn they are not the only ones looking for change and profit on the river. A competing rafting outfit, clashing raft guides, stubborn townsfolk, and an exploratory mining company begin to threaten their tenuous livelihood. Then nature intervenes, in the form of historic floods throughout the Midwest. Amid tumultuous currents both on and off the river, Sam and Swami struggle to maintain the new life they’ve built. Before the summer draws to a close, the Brechts must learn to face the floodwaters together in order to create a sustainable future for their family, the town, and the pristine river from which it all flows.

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