The April meeting of Wine and Words Book Club was held at Sandie’s home at the beach. She served chicken salad and homemade blueberry frozen yogurt.
The book for April was The Cruelest Mile: A Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic. Everyone who read the book enjoyed reading about a time in history when the nation was connected by headlines in the daily newspaper and radio broadcasts. The beginning of the book set the stage, describing the people and conditions in Alaska when a Diptheria epidemic broke out in Nome, Alaska in 1925. The last half of the book describes in detail the challenging journey of the 20 men and more than 200 sled dogs who traveled through -60 degree temperatures across 673 miles to deliver the Diphtheria vaccine. The only issue anyone had with the book was that the photographs included in the actual book were not included on the Kindle edition.
Books members are reading:
Hotel de Lac. Karen is taking with her on their trip to Switzerland.
Precious Cargo. Karen
Jan is reading The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate currently on the NY Times best seller list.
The book for May is A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson. Linda commented it is challenging reading due to author’s writing style of constantly switching back and forth between characters.
The next meeting of Wine and Words will be at Cindy’s on May 30th at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP to Cindy if you will not be able to attend.