Category Archives: Non-fiction

Stegner Ultra Marathon

After a hiatus of several months, we met this past week to discuss Vonnegut’s collection of essays. It was nice to be back together again and I’ll do my best to keep our meetings more regular. It’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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Wolf Willow

For this month we are reading Wallace Stegner’s memoir, Wolf Willow. We will meet next on Thursday, August 9, 8:30 pm. See you all then. Here is the blurb from Amazon: Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and … Continue reading

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Edward Abbey

This month we are reading Edward Abbey. If you have never read anything by him, I recommend Desert Solitaire. Or if you want fiction, try The Monkey Wrench Gang. He also has a number of essay collections and other novels. … Continue reading

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Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies

For this month we are reading Brian Doyles Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies. We will meet next on Thursday, March 1, 8:30 pm. Here is the summary from Amazon: In this spirited collection of essays, Brian Doyle employs his wit, wisdom, … Continue reading

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Winter: Notes from Montana

This month we are reading Winter: Notes from Montana, by Rick Bass. It’s a short book, and like we discussed, feel free to read any of his other works. He is not only well known for his nature essays, but … Continue reading

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A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

For this month we are reading Peter Mayle’s book, A Year in Provence. It is quite entertaining. I read it a few years ago, along with the two sequels. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter … Continue reading

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September Book Selection: The Big Rock Candy Mountain

If you haven’t read anything by Wallace Stegner, you’re in for a treat. His prose is lush and sweeping. I also highly recommend his essays, particularly the collection, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the … Continue reading

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