Book Clubs

Men's Book Discussion Group: True Grit by Charles Portis and Donna Tartt

The Men's Book Discussion group will be discussing True Grit by Charles Portic and Donna Tartt.

Note the location:  Mooselips Java Joint in Seeley, Wisconsin.

True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2010

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Mooselips
Seeley
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Chapter & Verse Book Club: Come In From the Cold by Marsha Qualey and The Last Train by Gordon Titcomb

The Chapter and Verse book club will be discussing Come In From the Cold by Marsha Qualey and The Last Train by Gordon Titcomb.
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$14.95
ISBN: 9780547014395
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2008

“I want yesterday.” That’s all seventeen-year-old Maud can say when she gets the news about her sister: Lucy’s dead, killed in a bomb blast. Without even a body to bury, Maud is left with only questions: How? Why? Maud’s search for answers leads her down the same path her sister took. But all she finds are empty words and more questions.


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By Gordon Titcomb, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596431645
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 14th, 2010

A picture book about an old train station from a bygone era.

The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, The Last Train is a beautiful celebration of that bygone era. Titcomb's lyrics are matched by Wendell Minor's handsome, richly-detailed paintings.


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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Word of Mouth Book Club: Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr

The Word of Mouth Book Club will be discussing Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr.

PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION AT THE SAWMILL SALOON IN SEELEY.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781936070718
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Published: Akashic Books - February 8th, 2011

Michelle LeBeau, the child of a white American father and a Japanese mother, lives with her grandparents in Deerhorn, Wisconsin--a small town that had been entirely white before her arrival. Rejected and bullied, Michelle spends her time reading, avoiding fights, and roaming the countryside with her dog Brett. She idolizes her grandfather, Charlie LeBeau, an expert hunter and former minor league baseball player who is one of the town's most respected men. Charlie strongly disapproves of his son's marriage to Michelle's mother but dotes on his only grandchild.
This fragile peace is threatened when the expansion of the local clinic leads to the arrival of the Garretts, a young black couple from Chicago. The Garretts' presence deeply upsets most of the residents of Deerhorn--when Mr. Garrett makes a controversial accusation against one of the town leaders, who is also Charlie LeBeau's best friend.
In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, A River Runs Through It, and Snow Falling on Cedars, Revoyr's new novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice. Set in the expansive countryside of Central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, Wingshooters explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family.


Event address: 
Sawmill Saloon
54821 Seeley
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Chapter & Verse Book Club: Turtle in Paradise and An Eye For Color

The Chapter and Verse book club will be discussing Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holmes and An Eye For Color: The Story of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing and Julie Breckenreid.
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780375836886
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2010

In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple


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By Julia Breckenreid (Illustrator), Natasha Wing
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ISBN: 9780805080728
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 1st, 2009

As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes, breaking it down into blocks of color.


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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Men's Book Discussion Group: The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Men's Book Discussion group will be discussing The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea.
The Devil's Highway: A True Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316010801
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 19th, 2005

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, "the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy" (The Atlantic).


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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T.H.U.R.S. Book Club: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

The Highly Unusual Reading Society (T.H.U.R.S.) will discuss Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416586296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2010

"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette’s memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle.
Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn’t fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa or Beryl Markham’s West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix readers everywhere.


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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T.H.U.R.S. Book Club: Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

The Highly Unusual Reading Society (T.H.U.R.S.) will discuss Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey.
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307476012
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Published: Vintage - January 11th, 2011

Man Booker Prize Finalist
National Book Award Finalist

Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s latest feat of imagination is an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in nineteenth-century America.
 


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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Word of Mouth Book Club: Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

The Word of Mouth Book Club will be discussing Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz.
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416583431
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2010

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think.


Event address: 
Redbery Books
43455 Kavanaugh Road
54821 Cable
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