North Austin Civic Association

Updated February, 2009

Little Walnut Creek Book Club

from Susie Milam        

Update - May, 2009
    Stephanie Neely (our founder, for those of you who haven't met her) will join us for our regular meeting date, July 6. We will have a pot luck at my house starting at 6:00, a bit earlier than our usual meeting time. We'll celebrate our fifth anniversary and Stephanie's recent retirement.
   We will postpone the book discussion that was scheduled for that evening and move it to November 30 (see schedule and list below).
   Please let me know what you would like to provide for the pot luck. You can contact me at 491-9159


A Short History of the Club

At the founding meeting of the group in the summer of 2004, some ground rules were established:

First, we would meet only every five or six weeks and read only books that are under 400 pages. This would allow time for other reading without having to feel that the book club was dominating our lives.

Second, we would select titles that are owned in sufficient quantity by the library system so that we would not have to buy the books.

Last, we agreed to read selections that would introduce us to cultures or geographical areas that are unfamiliar to us. We have read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and our selections have been set in India, China, Australia, France, Botswana, New York, Puerto Rico, the Arizona/Mexico border, Alabama, South Africa, Antarctica, Afghanistan, Utah, Rwanda, and Haiti, just to name a few. Something of a world tour!

Times and Locations

Look for us at the Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg, on the dates below. We'll be meeting from 6:30 to 8:30.

A list of meeting dates and titles:

August 17

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

September 21

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Curious Incident

October 26

Fanfare for Earth
Harry McSween

Fanfare for Earth 

November 30

People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book 

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Compiled by Keith Huntsman; updated 06/07/2009

Illustrations courtesy Barnes & Noble