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Book Club

Do you love reading books about history? So do we! That's why we created the Ruthmere Book Club - a place where avid readers and history buffs can unite to discuss the stories of the past.

The Ruthmere Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday each month. Books are selected annually, alternating between fiction and non-fiction. Books are not provided in all cases, although some are provided by the state library system. 

Book club members are free to attend either meeting of their choosing.

Contact if you would like to join the club or would like more information.

Club membership is FREE.

2024 Book Schedule

  • January Non-Fiction: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

    By Keith O'Brien

  • February FictionWish You Well By David Baldacci
  • March Non-FictionThe Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson (March Meeting will be at 3:00 pm INSTEAD of 3:30)
  • April FictionKeiko's War By John C. Dalglish
  • May Non-Fiction: The Season: A Social History of the Debutante By Kristen Richardson
  • June FictionDoña Gracia’s Gold Pendant By Michal Aharoni Regev
  • July Non-FictionA Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression By Ted Gup
  • August Fiction: Walk Across the Sea By Susan Fletcher
  • September Non-Fiction: Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine By Olivia Campbell
  • October FictionIsland of Sea Women By Lisa See
  • November Non-Fiction: Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe
  • December: No book discussion/ Selection of 2025 book choices

*Books available through Indiana Humanities – to be distributed at book club meeting prior to the month in which the book is scheduled to be discussed. 



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Elkhart, IN 46514

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