Vale Book Club starts cracking on this season’s books

Books on the Vale Book Club's reading list can be checked out at the Vale Library. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

So you got a little too busy for your summer reading … Vale Book Club members took care of that for you, and are offering their list just in time for the fall and winter reading-by-the-fire season.

Following are their recommendations for good reads, including historical novels, biographies, and nonfiction works. The group presented their picks at the Sept. 12 meeting at the home of Carol Spears in Vale.

• “Astoria” by Peter Stark, the story of John Jacob Astor, was reviewed by Marge Mitchell. This is the true story of a German immigrant who attempted to build a fur trading empire in 1812 with a great impact in the Pacific Northwest.

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