Walking Book Club

What is a Walking Book Club?

The Sacramento Walking Sticks Book Club is a little like a regular book club, except you visit places and sites, if possible, in the book that is selected for the month.  Then after the walk or during the walk, you stop to have lunch and discuss the book.

The benefits of a Walking Book Club is that it covers three essential elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle – mental, physical and social activity.

The book is selected ahead of time giving you a chance to read it and information for the walk is listed.

Book Walk in Lodi
Sunday, May 28 at 10:00am

The starting point will be the McDonald’s, 200 w. Lodi Ave., Lodi.

Book Discussion and Lunch: Location for lunch and discussion to be announced at the walk.

Book: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

The author uses the photograph of the Migrant Mother as inspiration for a story of two women – one famous and one forgotten – and their remarkable chance encounter.

In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In present day, Walker Dodge, a professor of cultural history, stumbles upon a family secret embedded in the now-famous picture. In luminous prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life.

No Book Walk in June

Coming Soon!

And, finally, here is a book recommendation to enhance your enjoyment of an upcoming walk event.

For the San Francisco Bay Bandits Lovin’ Lafayette Walk event on June 10 – contact sfbaybandits@aol.com for information.

The Women of Chateau Lafayette: A Novel by Stephanie Dray