NEXT MEETING............

December 2, 2017 –  Location....  Book Club on the RAILS!    see below for details


It’s All in the Frijoles by Yolanda Nava.

Subtitle:  100 Famous Latinos Share Real-Life Stories, Time-Tested Dichos, Famous Folktales and Inspiring Words of Wisdom. 
Emmy-award-winning journalist Nava has produced a collection of poems, old sayings, personal stories, folktales and short quotations drawn from an eclectic array of sources that is guaranteed to be a constant resource for parents who wish to instruct their children in traditional virtues. ("Blood is inherited," Nava's mother told her, "but virtue is acquired.") Divided into chapters with titles such as Responsibility, Respect, Hard Work, Faith, Courage, Justice and Chastity, each section features a host of historical figures, contemporary writers, directors, producers, political figures, artists, actors and entrepreneurs--a veritable who's who of international Latinos that demonstrates the immense influence of this group on American culture. Laced through it all is Nava's commentary on her own life, which, coming as it does from a highly successful journalist and businesswoman (she owns the Ponce-Niacasio Broadcasting Co.), is worth consideration. Despite a tendency to rely on celebrity status as intrinsic proof of virtue, Nava pulls off her lessons of Latino life with charm and old-fashioned grace. 
-  fromPublisher’s Weekly


Book Club on the RAILS! A “road trip” via Amtrak to Chicago on Dec 2.  

We take the 11:00 a.m. train from the Milwaukee Airport Amtrak station, discuss the book on the train trip down to Chicago.  Then we’ll take in the Kris Kringle Market at Daly Plaza and some shopping, have dinner somewhere in the Loop, and take the 8:00p train back to Milwaukee. If you interested please RSVP by OCT 31. If we do not have a significant number of people who want to do this, we’ll have book club as per usual at Antigua Restaurant.

RSVP to Tessa Bartels at ftessa@sbcglobal.net



February 3, 2018 – The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe (Fiction)

April 7, 2018 – Night at the Fiestas: Stories by Kirsten Valdez Quade (short story collection)

June 2, 2018 – Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez (Fiction / family epic)

August 4, 2018 – The Time In Between by Maria Duenas (Historical fiction)

October 6, 2018 – Cactus Blood by Lucha Corpi (Mystery/thriller)