euphoriaThursday, September 29, 2016 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION
Euphoria by Lily King

A hot-blooded tale of inspiration, rivalry, and desire that threatens the bonds of 3 young, gifted anthropologists in 1930’s New Guinea. Inspired by events in the brilliant life of anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Discussant:  Susan Watson.  Bring a drink/snack to share if you choose.  Co-Chairs:  Susan Watson; Donna Christie Kolkey

 

 

 

 


 

 

GockleyFriday, November 11, 2017 – 7:00 pm
SWC BOOK CLUB SPECIAL EVENT
In Partnership with the Sausalito Public Library

Conversation with David Gockley, retired Director of the San Francisco Opera.

Considered one of the major innovators in American opera, Sausalito resident David Gockley retired as general director of San Francisco Opera in July 2016.  Under his leadership, San Francisco Opera commissioned eight world premieres, two  West Coast premieres and a new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.  David came to San Francisco from Houston Grand Opera, where he was general director for three decades.  David will appear in conversation with Tom Wilhite of the Library’s Metropolitan Opera Preview group since 2012. In their discussion, David will reflect on his career and some of his favorite performers and performances.

THIS EVENT WILL BE AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY, starting at 7:00 pm

 

 


 

 

nightingaleThursday, January 12, 2017 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The story of 2 sisters, separated by years and experience, ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.

Discussant:  Fran Nelson.  Bring a drink/snack to share if you choose.  Co-Chairs:  Susan Watson; Donna Christie Kolkey

 

 


 

 

17728Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Hailed as uniquely authentic among American novels of manners, it is a brilliant portrayal of human frailty and the savagery beneath the surface of the closed, repressive society of New York nobility at the dawn of the 20th century.

Discussant:  Pat Ascher.  Bring a drink/snack to share if you choose.  Co-Chairs:  Susan Watson; Donna Christie Kolkey

 

 

 

 


 

 

gentlemaninmoscowThursday, April 13, 2017 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Hailed as uniquely authentic among American novels of manners, it is a brilliant portrayal of human frailty and the savagery beneath the surface of the closed, repressive society of New York nobility at the dawn of the 20th century.

Discussant:  Donna Christie Kolkey.  Bring a drink/snack to share if you choose.  Co-Chairs:  Susan Watson; Donna Christie Kolkey

 

 

 

 


 

laroseThursday, May 18, 2017 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION
LaRosa by Louise Erdrich

An emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

Discussant:  Arliss Willis.  Bring a drink/snack to share if you choose.  Co-Chairs:  Susan Watson; Donna Christie Kolkey