Keystone Book Club Starts Fall Season with “The Tiger’s Wife”

Sunday, September 16, the Keystone Book Club kicks off our fall season of good reads, with a look at “The Tiger’s Wife”, by Téa Obreht, (Random House, 2011) the fictional account of a young doctor navigating her family history, folklore, and love across ethnic barriers in the war-torn Balkans.

The Keystone Book Club is broad-minded group of book lovers who meet monthly at Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists in the Kerwin Reading Room, typically on the 3rd Sunday of each month, at 1pm, to discuss a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Most of our selections are from the ALA Notable Books for Adults lists.   Here’s what’s on the reading list through December.

October – Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, by , Mark Adams. Dutton. (9780525952244) (nonfiction) -In this humorous travelogue, the author sprinkles historical anecdote with investigative reporting as he retraces the steps of early explorers into ancient Peru.

November – The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje. Knopf. (9780307700117) -An adventurous 21-day ocean voyage filled with a rich assortment of characters and escapades resonates through a boy’s life on his way to a new life

December – The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, by James Gleick. Knopf. (9780375423727) (nonfiction) New York Times Notable Book – This comprehensive study, a melodious interplay between science and literature, documents the transmission of human knowledge from the talking drums to the Internet.

Titles may be subject to change if something really awesome comes along, or a member has a persuasive recommendation, so check with us to confirm each month’s book selection before a meeting.   If you’d like to be part of the Keystone Book Club, drop us a line at, and let us know, and we’ll put you on the club mailing list for meetings and book lists.  The more the merrier!

Happy Reading!