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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. and 6pm 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 Lois Tomaszewski at if you would like to join the club or would like more information.

Club membership is FREE.

2023 Book Schedule

  • January Fiction: The Boston Girl By Anita Diamont*
  • February Non-Fiction: Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana By James H. Madison*
  • March Fiction: Victoria By Daisy Goodwin* 
  • April Non-Fiction: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars By Dava Sobel*
  • May Fiction: Saint Patrick's Battalion By James Alexander Thom*
  • June Non-Fiction: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption By Bryan Stevenson*
  • July FictionZ: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald By Therese Anne Fowler*
  • August Non-Fiction: The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism By Jemar Tisby*
  • September Fiction:  The Sweetness of Water By Nathan Harris (3:30 meeting ONLY - no 6 pm meeting)
  • October Non-Fiction: Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer*
  • November Fiction: Clara and Mr. Tiffany By Susan Vreeland
  • December: No book discussion/ Selection of 2024 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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