The LWV-Wake Book Club selects readings that enrich participants’ knowledge and enjoyment of American culture, politics, and history. Members take turns facilitating the meetings and writing discussion guides. Leaguers have fun getting to know each other while examining different perspectives. The Book Club is open to all LWV-Wake members. For more information or to join the LWV-Wake Book Club, contact Janis Ramquist at janis@ramquist.com.

[The Book Club meets bimonthly on Thursdays at 3:00pm at The Oaks on Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608. Drive straight to the back of the building, and use the side entrance at the V sidewalk.]

2017-2018 Book Club Meeting Schedule

  • July 20, 2017 – Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy (Discussion Facilitator: Cindy Chew)
  • September 21, 2017 – Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy by David Daley (Discussion Facilitator: LWV-Wake Redistricting Committee Members)
  • November 16, 2017 – The Firebrand and the First Lady: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (Discussion Facilitator: Nancy Hartge)
  • January 18, 2018 – The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (Discussion Facilitator: Pat Butler)
  • March 15, 2018 – The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Discussion Facilitator: Candace Blackley)
  • May 17, 2018 – Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Discussion Facilitator: Eve Vitaglione)
  • July 19, 2018 - White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Discussion Facilitator: Sue Yarger)

[Book Club events are also listed on the Events page.]