Book Club

The FiftyNorth Book Club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30am.  All are welcome. For more information call Katherine Collman, 507-645-1367.



An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

An Irish Country Doctor from bestselling author Patick Taylor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by



The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity …



The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

true story, this book details the plight of Malala Yousafzai as she fought for the right to an education after the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan. At 15 years old, Yousafzai was shot in the head at point-blank range while on her way to school.



The Alchemist by Paul Coehle

The constant theme in The Alchemist is to pursue your dreams by following what your heart desires. During the young boy’s journey, he learns to listen to the heart and to follow the language of omens. With each passing obstacle and hurdle that the young boy encounters, there is a lesson to learn.



Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The novel follows the story of Jane, a seemingly plain and simple girl as she battles through life’s struggles. Jane has many obstacles in her life – her cruel and abusive Aunt Reed, the grim conditions at Lowood school, her love for Rochester and Rochester’s marriage to Bertha.



This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite

Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age.In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years.


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