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The book club meets tonight (Wednesday 4/26) to discuss Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour, by Yelena Lembersky, led by the Westerfields. I could not put this down, and I can’t wait to hear what people think about it.

If you are new to the island, book club meets at Huyler House at 6:30, unless there is a special exception (like the last meeting, which was held at the Andersons because the Huyler House was set up for the annual meeting).

For more on the history of the book club, click here.


February: Perils of A Pregnant Sleuth, by Dershie McDevitt.  Hosted by the author herself!

March: The Seed Keeper, by Diane Wilson, led by the Coopers

April:  Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour, by Yelena Lembersky, led by the Westerfields.

Horse, by Geraldine Brooks,hosted by the McAlhanys

Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver, hosted by the Andersons

The End of Night, by Paul Bogard, hosted by the Harry’s and the Sullivans

2022 Books

2021 Books

Here Comes China, led by the Harrys

Destined for War, led by the Pasquinis

The Dutch House, led by the Andersons

The Summer of Lost and FoundThe Islanders, led by the Fairchilds with the author, Mary Alice Monroe.

A Measure of Belonging, led by the Browns

Bird by Bird, led by the Harrys

2020 Books

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, led by the Coopers

Educated, led by the Mitchells

Madame Bovary, led by the McAlhanys (cancelled due to Covid)

Tell me a Story, My life with Pat Conroy, led by A. Reilly

Talking to Strangers, led by McGraws

2019 Books

The Overstory, led by the Savages

Hillbilly Elegy, led by David and McGraw, and An American Marriage

Desert Solitaire and The Tiger, led by the Eggers

Where the Crawdads Sing, led by A. Reilly

A Brief History of Time, led by the Norris’

The Soul of an Octopus, led by J. Fairchild

The Cigar Factory, led by F Schwaibold


2018 Books

We also had author Susan Boyer, who has a whole series set on a fictional island, Stella Maris, which is geographically where we are:

I’ll add links to the years prior to 2018 below: and full dislosure: as an Amazon affiliate, I may make a tiny commission when you link to one of these books to purchase.  It doesn’t change the price you pay, and goes directly into the expenses that keep this blog online.