Here’s what the Mountain Folks Book Club is reading in Grand Lake. Every time we get together, the host sets a culinary theme based on our book. We each bring a pot-luck course in that theme. The club’s very first book was The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger in 1997. The meal revolved around a hearty beef stew, we shared our thoughts by candle-light here at the bookstore while an actual storm blew outside. We’ve been going strong ever since!
Books from our 2017 reading list:
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder: “What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu.”
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, by Mark Adams: “What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu.”
Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, by Leslie Buck: “At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way.”
The Telling Room, by Michael Paterniti: “A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese is a book about a Spanish cheese and its maker.” (this one led to some great dishes!)