"The Inconvenient Indian"

Book club to discuss Indian interaction with whites over hundreds of years

“The Inconvenient Indian” by Thomas King, a well-known Canadian author who grew up in Roseville, will be discussed at the Nov. 11 meeting of the book club.

King is a Native American and considers himself a story-teller in that tradition.  This book tells the story, his way, of the hundreds of years of encounter between whites and Indians in North America, from the landing of European explorers up to now.  It covers both Canada and the United States. This book was a best-seller in Canada.

The meeting at the Elk Grove home of Nancy and Bill Myers will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. They will furnish the main dishes and drinks.  Appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and bread would be especially welcome from others.

For more information or directions, contact Bill and Nancy by email at wemyers@cal.net.

Beginning in December, the book club will meet on the second Friday evening of each month rather than the current second Wednesday. The club is looking for volunteers to host meetings for the following dates in 2016:  January 8; February 12;   May 13; June 10; July 8; August 12; September 9; October 14; November 11; December 9.

The host selects the book and the location, which can be at someone's home with a potluck dinner or an after-dinner meeting with dessert, coffee and wine,  or the meeting can be at a restaurant with a suitable quiet space or private room.

If you are interested in hosting a meeting, contact Alice Schilla by email at amschilla1@yahoo.com.