Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

May and June Updates April 19, 2014

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May Book Club will be held at Cheryl’s house on May 8th.


June Book Club will be held at Rachel’s house on June 5th. Weather permitting, we will meet at the dock.


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Book Ideas


Shogun | June, 2014

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Shogun by James Clavell

Selected by Group Pick



A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power…

This book was selected because:

It’s a book we could all agree on!


The Little Prince | May, 2014

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Selected by Group Pick

The Little Prince


No story is more beloved by children and grown-ups alike than this wise, enchanting fable. There are few stories that in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one.

This book was selected because:

It is a quick, easy read, but it is such a great book.  Even though it is short and sweet, we could talk about it for hours.


April Book Club!!! April 9, 2014

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Hi everyone!

Book club is at my house at 7:30 on Thursday, April 10.  The book is The Seamstress by Frances (something) Peebles.  I hope you all come, even if you haven’t read it. Should be a fun night…



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The Seamstress | April, 2014 April 1, 2014

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The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Selected by Joni Borg

The Seamstress



As seamstresses, the young sisters Emília and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, mend, and conceal—useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land barons feud with bands of outlaw cangaceiros, trapping innocent residents in the crossfire. Emília, a naive romantic, dreams of falling in love with a gentleman and escaping to a big city. Quick-tempered Luzia also longs for escape, finding it in her craft and secret prayers to the saints she believes once saved her life. But when Luzia is abducted by cangaceiros led by the infamous Hawk and Emília stumbles into a marriage with the son of a wealthy and politically powerful doctor, the sisters’ quiet lives diverge in ways they never would have imagined.

This book was selected because:

Joni highly recommended this book. She said that even though it is a bit long it is an easy read.



April Book Club Update March 13, 2014

Filed under: Housekeeping — lakelandreads @ 2:32 am

Hello ladies,

Last week we had a very good discussion on the book “I am Malala”. We had a very fun evening.

In April we will meet on the second Thursday which is April 10 and we will discuss at Joni in Hauser the book The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles. According to Joni though the book has a lot of pages it is an easy read.

If you know anyone interested in getting the book club email and is not getting it, please forward this one and let everyone know who we should ad on the email list.

Have a good read.

Monique Stevens


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