Book Club

Bill Woodson

The SLORAM Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 PM at Mt. Carmel Church, 1701 Fredericks St., SLO. It is easy to get to. 101N. Grand Ave. Exit. Go W on Grand toward Cal Poly, under the freeway, 1 block & U, R @ the driveway adjacent to the freeway. You are in.

I think almost every SLORAM has a special book that is meaningful to him.

The Book Club is open and needs books we haven’t tried. Have you got one?

Also, you are encouraged to dust off those neglected books of yours and bring them to the meeting book exchange. At the meeting, Bill Long also accepts books in the name of the Arroyo Grande Library Fund, a 501C3.

February 27

Travels with Charley: In Search of America ” by John Steinbeck, presented by Robert Hammond. In 1960, Steinbeck traveled with his poodle on U.S, highways and byways and reflects. 4.1 on Goodreads.

March 26

“Eiger Dreams” by Jon Krakauer, presented by Phil Keys. This is a book of essays written for magazines. Krakauer covers mountains and climbing from the Himalayas to Yosemite.

April 23

“Path Lit by Lightning; The Life of Jim Thorpe” by David Maraniss, presented by Bob Zdenek.  Thorpe, a Native American, may have been the greatest athlete the world has ever seen. He won Olympic gold medals only to have them taken away. He had many travails, but survived, complications and all. A good look at our first super-athlete.