Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices of book clubs. Groups meet monthly at 6 p.m. to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction. Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5 donation is appreciated. Bring a pupu or beverage to share and come prepared to discuss the following books. Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center in the courtyard shops on the KTA side.
Info: Brenda or Joy at 324-0350 or check it out online at www.konastories.com.
Book remaining clubs meeting this month are:
Oct. 15, Travel Group discusses “Talking to the Ground” by Douglas Preston
From the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God comes an entrancing, eloquent, and entertaining account of the author’s adventurous journey on horseback through the Southwest in the heart of Navajo desert country.
In 1992 author Douglas Preston and his wife and daughter rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. They were retracing the route of a Navajo deity, the Slayer of Alien Gods, on his quest to restore beauty and balance to the Earth. More than a travelogue, Preston’s account of their “one tough journey, luminously remembered” (Kirkus Reviews) is a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred land and is “like traveling across unknown territory with Lewis and Clark to the Pacific” (Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee).
Oct. 22, The Non-Fiction Book Club discusses “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs – a new history of their lost world” by Steve Brusatte.
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before.
In this captivating, award-winning and New York Times No. 1 selling narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations and photographs), Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field — naming 15 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork — masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.
Captivating and revelatory, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a book for the ages.