Y.A.H.(Young at Heart) Book Club meets the third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. of each month in the conference room of the Wabasha Public Library.  
New members are always welcome.  The YAH Book Club reads a variety books chosen by its members.


Forthcoming Books

October ’22

The Lincoln highway
Author(s): Amor Towles

ISBN: 9780735222359

Published: 2021

"The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteenyearold Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up h.... More

September ’22

Matrix
Author(s): Lauren Groff

ISBN: 9781594634499

Published: 2021

"Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and roughhewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeenyearold Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, .... More

August ’22

Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption
Author(s): Ronald Cotton; Erin Torneo

ISBN: 9780312599539

Published: 2009

The story behind the unlikely friendship which developed between the accused rapist Ronald Cottonwho served eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commitand his accuser, Jennifer Thompson, raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept.

July ’22

The streel : a Deadwood mystery
Author(s): Mary Logue

ISBN: 9781517908591

Published: 2020

"The Streel is the story of Brigid Reardon and her brother Seamus, who leave Ireland in 1880 and make their way across the United States. Brigid ends up working at a mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul and Seamus continues on to Deadwood, SD to find his fortune. Shortly after, Brigid goes out to meet him, arriving on Christmas Eve only to find a young woman dead the next morning outside of Seamus' house. Because he is suspected of the murder, Seamus goes on the run and Brigid decides she must s.... More

June ’22

West with giraffes : a novel
Author(s): Lynda Rutledge; San Diego Zoo

ISBN: 9781542021746

Published: 2021

"'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and worldweary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelveday road trip in a.... More

May ’22 Everyone is asked to bring a book or two to share with the group.

April ’22

Wintering
Author(s): Peter Geye

ISBN: 9781101969991

Published: 2016

The Eide family finds themselves changed forever after their elderly, demented patriarch runs into the wilderness of northern Minnesota in an attempt to reenact a similar adventure sixty years earlier.

March ’22

I know why the caged bird sings
Author(s): Maya Angelou

ISBN: 9780812980028

Published: 1970, c1969

 

 

 

February ’22

Between two kingdoms : a memoir of a life interrupted
Author(s): Suleika Jaouad

ISBN: 9780399588587

Published: 2021

An Emmy Awardwinning writer and activist describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.

January ’22

A redbird Christmas : a novel
Author(s): Ed Watters

ISBN: 9781400063048

Published: 2004

In a tiny and remote Alabama town, an unexpected, unusual, and lifetransforming event that occurs on one Christmas morning changes a family and a town forever.

 

November ’21

Stay : a novel
Author(s): Catherine Ryan Hyde

ISBN: 9781542042406

Published: 2019

In the summer of 1969, fourteenyearold Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a neverending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods. There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Frightened, he runs. And the dogs run with him. Lucas finds unusual peace in running .... More

October ’21

A moveable feast
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

ISBN: 0684718049

Published: 1964

September ’21

Inge's war : a German woman's story of family, secrets, and survival under Hitle
Author(s): World War 19391945

ISBN: 9781984880215

Published: 2020

"Growing up in Paris, the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O'Donnell knew little of her family's German past. All she knew was that her grandmother and her mother had fled their home city of Konigsberg in the far east of Germany near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to Konigsberg now known as Kaliningrad, and part of Russia and called her grandmother, who uncharacteristically burst into tears. "I have so much to tel.... More

August ’21

The florist's daughter : a memoir
Author(s): Patricia Hampl

ISBN: 9780151012572

Published: 2007

While at her mother's deathbed, author Patricia Hampl reflects on her Midwestern childhood and her role as a daughter to a Czech florist and a passionate Irishwoman.

July ’21

Long time coming : reckoning with race in America
Author(s): Michael Eric Dyson

ISBN: 9781250276759

Published: 2020

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 43yearold Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night's events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation's history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd's de.... More

June ’21

Daughter of Moloka'i
Author(s): Alan Brennert

ISBN: 9781250137661

Published: 2019

Follows the story of quarantined leprosy patient Rachel Kalama's daughter, Ruth, who is raised by adoptive Japanese parents on a California grape farm before her unjust internment during World War II.

May ’21

Heaven, my home
Author(s): Texas Rangers

ISBN: 9780316363402

Published: 2019

The thrilling followup to the awardwinning "Bluebird", Bluebird Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who's gone missingbut it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target.

April ’21

The silent patient
Author(s): Alex Michaelides

ISBN: 9781250301697

Published: 2019

"Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an indemand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening, her husband, Gabriel, returns home late from work, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia's refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination a.... More

March ’21

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
Author(s): Umschulungswerkstatten fur Siedler und Auswanderer

ISBN: 9780812994520

Published: 2014

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

February ’21

Out of my mind
Author(s): Sharon M Draper

ISBN: 9781416971702

Published: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifthgrader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

January ’21

The dirty life : on farming, food, and love
Author(s): Kristin Kimball

ISBN: 9781416551607

Published: 2010

"Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm wit.... More