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Dedicated Readers Society Book Club List


Meets the second Monday of each month at the Chippewa Falls Public Library.  For a PDF Book List.

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Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Monday, August 12, 6:00 PM

The final novel from a great American storyteller. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an 11-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Monday, November 11, 6:00 PM

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. The best-selling author of The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

The Uncharted Flight of Olivia West by Sara Ackerman

Monday, February 10, 6:00 PM

Tells the story of a pilot who defies the limitations put upon her gender to embark on a daring air race across the Pacific in the golden age of aviation, and the woman who uncovers her buried history 60 years later. In 1987, when Emma inherits a piece of land, she finds a small plane in disrepair and her great uncle’s journal that tells the story of Livy Jones.

Deerfield Massacre by James L. Swanson

Monday, May 12, 6:00 pm

Once it was one of the most famous events in early American history. Today, it has been nearly forgotten. In an obscure, 200-year-old museum in a little village in western Massachusetts, there lies what once was the most revered but now totally forgotten relic from the history of early New England—the massive, tomahawk-scarred door that came to
symbolize the notorious Deerfield Massacre.

All the Broken Places by John Boyne

Monday, August 11, 6:00 pm
Three years after a cataclysmic event which tore their lives apart, a mother and daughter flee Poland for Paris, shame and fear at their heels. Eighty years later, Gretel Fernsby lives a life that is a far cry from her traumatic childhood. A new couple moves into the flat below hers in her London apartment, and the appearance of their nine-year-old son Henry brings back
memories she would rather forget.

The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger

Monday, September 9, 6:00 PM

Both a complex, spellbinding mystery and a masterful portrait of mid-century American life that is “a novel to cherish” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), The River We Remember offers an unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home, a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal, and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home.

The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan

Monday, December 9, 6:00 PM

In late March 1944, as Stalin’s forces push into Ukraine, young Emil and Adeline Martel must make a terrible decision: Do they wait for the Soviet bear’s intrusion and risk being sent to Siberia? Or do they reluctantly follow the wolves—murderous Nazi officers who have pledged to protect “pure-blood” Germans?

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

Monday, March 10, 6:00 PM

July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come.

The Woman at the Front by Lecia Cornwall

Monday, June 9, 6:00 pm

A daring young woman risks everything to pursue a career as a doctor on the front lines in France during World War I, and learns the true meaning of hope, love, and resilience in the darkest of times. When Eleanor Atherton graduates from medical school near the top of her class in 1917, she dreams of going overseas to help the wounded, but her ambition is thwarted at every turn.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Monday, October 14, 6:00 PM

From Red’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to the grandchildren carrying the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, the Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate an indefinable kind of specialness, but like all families, their stories reveal only part of the picture.

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Monday, January 13, 6:00 PM

Unfolding over the course of a single emotionally fraught day, this novel encompasses a lifetime of dreams, regrets, and reckonings. Maggie and Ira Moran are on a road trip from Baltimore, Maryland, to Deer Lick, Pennsylvania, to attend the funeral of a friend. Along the way, they reflect on the state of their marriage, its trials, and its triumphs.

In a Rocket Made of Ice by Gail Gutradt

Monday, April 14, 6:00 PM

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children’s Community in Cambodia. A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

Monday, July 14, 6:00 pm

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada due to the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and

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