The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will take a summer break. Our next meeting will be September 4, 2014. We will discuss Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. On October 2, 2014 we will discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. All are welcome to join in with our informal book group. See you in the Fall!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Kazuo Ishiguro. The discussion begins at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
On Thursday, March 6 at 7pm, the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will meet to discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany. All are welcome to join in this informal discussion.
John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany is the inspiring modern classic that introduced two of the author’s most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in childhood: the stunted Owen Meany, whose life is touched by God, and the orphaned Johnny Wheelwright, whose life is touched by Owen. From the accident that links them to the mystery that follows them–and the martyrdom that parts them–the events of their lives form a tapestry of fate and faith in a novel that is Irving at his irresistible best. --Goodreads
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Living with miracles is not as easy as people think. A boy walks on water, but that’s perhaps the simplest miracle of all in this collection of engaging short stories full of both everyday and far out miracles. Some real, some hopeful. Love and travel, as well as wit and humor spice these tales of wishful wonder.
Patrick Irelan is the author of two memoir collections, Central Standard (Univ of Iowa, 2002) and A Firefly In The Night both set in the heart of the Midwest. He is also the author of a previous collection of short stories entitled Reruns.
----Ice Cube Press
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Called a “magnificently crafted story...brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in the Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century.
Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage. (Random House)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Books we will be discussing in the future are,
- December; Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
- January; Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- February; Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving