LPC April Book Club

Next zoom meeting Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 pm CST 

The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

Email for more information
bpweiss at MTCO.com

Next LPC Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. central

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Next Madeline Island Book Club Meeting

The Madeline Island Book club will start up in January with Susi Saxl making the arrangements.  The zoom discussion will be held Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. CST. The book is Wintering by Peter Geye.  The Library has ordered several copies which are available to be borrowed.

We have not gotten together to arrange the selections for 2021 that many of you sent in and voted upon but we will be doing so in the near future.

Contact Susi at susisaxl at gmail.com.



LPC Book Club August ZOOM Video


Robin Trinko Russell led the conversation. To enhance the discussion, she and Joe Scarry put together a power point slide presentation from her trip to Italy this past fall.

The next Madeline Island Book Club zoom discussion will be Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. featuring the latest novel by award-winning bestselling author Leif Enger, entitled Virgil Wander. Copies of the book are available at the Madeline Island Library.

The book club is open to all who enjoy reading and sharing.  To be added to the email list and receive the zoom link, contact bpweiss at mtco.com.


Next LPC Book Club Meeting August 18

Rome, a History in Seven Sackings,
by Matthew Kneale

Robin Trinko Russell will be leading the conversation. To enhance the discussion, she and Joe Scarry have put together a power point slide presentation from her trip to Italy this past fall. Join us for this historic tour of Rome.

August 18, 2020
7 PM



Madeline Island Book Club Upcoming Meeting

Madeline Island Book Club will host a zoom meeting with the New York Times bestselling author, William Kent Krueger, on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Krueger was originally scheduled to come to Madeline Island until the events of the past months occurred.  He will be zooming from a Northern Minnesota location and discussing his book, Iron Lake, the first novel in his series featuring Cork O’Connor.  This colorful detective, half Irish and Ojibwe, investigates murders in the small town where he was formerly sheriff.  The author’s deft eye for the details of everyday life bring the town and is peculiar problems to vivid life.

To receive the link to the meeting, send your email address to bpweiss@mtco.com.  Copies of the book should be available at the Library.

The book club is an affiliate of the La Pointe Center for the Arts which provided funding for this author event.