Book club picks titles, Vale alumni get together

VALE – The Vale Book Club is ready for its new season, with a slate of eight books selected to read and discuss.

The club, which resumes meetings in September after the summer break, is open to a limited number of new members.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St., in Vale.

The books are provided by the Vale library so there is no cost for books. They are available in both hardback and paperback, as well as large print and often audio books.

Members take turns facilitating discussions and locating discussion material online to keep the discussions more focused.

For more information and questions about membership, please call Lucy Hutchens, 208-739-6954.

For 2018-19, the club’s schedule and book selections are:

• Sept. 6 – “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis; review by Lucy Hutchens, and a brief reviews of summer reading from club members.

• Oct. 4 – “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith.

• Nov. 1 – “Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury.

• Dec. 6 – “Starry Night” by Debbie McCombre.

• Jan. 4 – “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.

• Feb. 1– “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Moggach.

• March 1 – “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivy.

• April 5 – “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann.

• May 3 – “The Rosie Project” by Gramme Simsion.