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

February ’23

The Paris library : a novel
Author(s): American Library in Paris

ISBN: 9781432879686

Published: 2021

"Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the C.... More

January ’23

Go set a watchman : a novel
Author(s): Harper Lee

ISBN: 9780062409850

Published: 2015

A wonderful new novel from one of America's bestselling authors. Exploring the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda; family arguments and love an instant classic.

December ’22

Christmas Carol.
Author(s): Ebenezer Scrooge

ISBN: 9780393608649

Published: 2016

"A firstever trade edition of the original manuscript of the beloved Christmas classic. Every year at the holidays, the historic Morgan Library Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection the original manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, with its detailed emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens's own hand. Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, A Christmas Carol The Original Manuscript Edition presents a facsimile .... More

November ’22

Author(s): Ayaan Hirsi Ali

ISBN: 9780743289689

Published: 2007

Recounts the story of the author's life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety.

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

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.

August ’22

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

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

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.