Book Club

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Book Club!

The Book Club was established to provide an activity for members to read and discuss books of Spanish history, culture and related topics. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month from October through April at members’ homes. Discussion questions are normally provided in advance to guide the discussions. Books are selected by the members annually. All books are read and discussed in English. No knowledge of Spanish is needed. We welcome and are open to Spanish Club members and their accompanied guests.

 

The Book Club will be using a slightly different approach for the 2020-2021 year.  Until further notice, all meetings will be conducted by ZOOM.  We have scheduled the meetings and identified those who have volunteered to host most of the meetings.  The host of each meeting will choose the book to read at least one month prior to the meeting.  All members are welcome.   Contact Paul Voorhees if you would like to host a meeting.  The meetings will be at 2:00 PM, and the current schedule is displayed below.

As discussion questions for each book become available, they can be accessed by clicking on each book title.

 If you would like to join the group, or have questions contact

Jo Keitges at zookeeper543@yahoo.com

Paul Voorhees at ropavo@gmail.com

Book Club Meetings Planned for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021:

Oct. 14:  Havana Nocturne –  by T.J. English

Host: Paul Voorhees

Nov. 11: Fruit of the Drunken Tree  –  by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Host: Jo Keitges

Dec. 9: The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas – by Paul Theroux

Host: Laura Johnson

Jan 13: The Boy Kings of Texas – by Domingo Martinez  

Host: Maureen Ball

Feb. 17:   Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration – by Alfredo Corchado

Host: Judith Buys

Mar. 17: A Manuscript of Ashes – by Antonio Muñoz Molina

Host: Jerry Johnson

Apr. 21: Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections – by James A. Michener

(In April, we will be discussing the first six chapters of this book.)

 

Host: Margaret Boll.

May 19: Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections – by James A. Michener

(In May, we will be discussing the remaining chapters of this book.)

 

Host: Margaret Boll.

 The Mission of the Spanish Club is to learn the language and appreciate the Hispanic Culture through classes, cultural events, fiestas, and travel.

Updated: May 11, 2021