Thursday, April 2, 2015

May 2015 Pioneer Bookshop Book Club Discussion

The book chosen to be discussed at the May 2015 meeting of the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club is Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler.  The meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday, May 7, at the Pioneer Bookshop.

Anyone is welcome to join our informal discussion group on the first Thursday of the month, September through June.   Bring a friend!

Book Club Duscussion for April 2015

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin will be the book for discussion at the April 2015 meeting of the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club.  Please join us at the Pioneer Bookshop, 823 4th Avenue at 7pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015.   The meeting is open to anyone interested in discussing books.  We are very informal.

Chosen for May:  Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Chosen for June:  My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 2015 Pioneer Bookshop Book Club Choice


 On Thursday, March 5, at 7pm, the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will discuss The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.   Elizabeth Strout is the author of the New York Times bestseller Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestseller Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. She lives in Maine and New York City. 

All readers are welcome to attend at the Pioneer Bookshop, 823 4th Avenue in Grinnell.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

February 2015 Book Club Hosts Author

The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club is hosting author Larry Baker on Thursday, February 5 at 7pm.   Baker is the author of the novel, The Education of Nancy Adams

Colorful is the word that best describes the life of writer Larry Baker. He has been a Pinkerton security guard, master-of-ceremonies at a burlesque club, the owner of an Oklahoma drive-in theater, and is now an acclaimed author.  For the past thirty years he has lived in Iowa City, raised his family, and played an active role in the community. Baker’s books have put Iowa on the map, both in the literal and literary sense.  It goes without saying that Baker’s talent extends beyond writing. For years he has taught history at Iowa City’s Kirkwood Community College and guest lectured at the University of Iowa. He is also a regular at Iowa City’s Prairie Lights bookstore readings and book signings.  Other books by Larry Baker are The Flamingo Rising, Love and Other Delusions, A Good Man and Athens America.

Author Larry Baker will read from, discuss and autograph his books at the Pioneer Bookshop, 823 Fourth Ave in Grinnell.   The event is open to the public.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 2015 Book Club Choice

NOTE:  The book club will move the January meeting to Thursday, January 8, 2015 due to the New Year holiday.  

On January 8, 2015, at 7pm the Pioneer Bookshop will host a discussion on Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home and is drawn to the farm at the end of the road where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl and her mother and grandmother. As he sits by the pond ­behind the ramshackle old house, the unremembered past comes flooding back—a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

December 2014 Book Cub Discussion

On December 4, 2014 The Homesman by Glendon Swarhout will be discussed.   Anyone interested in joining the discussion is welcome!  Meet at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop.

In an unprecedented sweep, Glendon Swarthout’s novel won both the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award. A new afterword by the author’s son Miles Swarthout tells of his parents Glendon and Kathryn’s discovery of and research into the lives of the oft-forgotten frontier women who make The Homesman as moving and believable as it is unforgettable.

November 2014 Book Club Pick

 Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club.   Membership is very informal.  Come to any meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop.  Check this blog or call the Pioneer Bookshop at 236-1696 to find out each month's title.  Book Club books are 25% off!

   This month, treats will be served.  Thanks Sarah!