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Deer Readers Book Club

2019 Schedule


The DLA Deer Readers Book Club is a co-ed group, with everyone welcome.  It is fun to have both the male and female insight into the books we read. The reading list for 2018 was established at the end of last season.  Our host will also be our discussion leader.           

The start time is 4:00 for each date, normally the fourth Tuesday of the month (except September).  We ask that everyone RSVP to the host for each session.  Afterwards, we commonly go out for dinner at a local restaurant.


People interested in joining Deer Readers should contact our convener, Dave Johnson, at

  • May 28, Tues: Amor Towles, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW at Landwers (dinner afterwards at Cedar Creek).  Leader: Alice Stark


  • June 25, Tues: Fredrik Backman, BEARTOWN at Bogenriefs (pot luck dinner).  Leader: Trish Bogenrief


  • July 23, Tues: Tara Westover, EDUCATED at Marier’s (appetizers both before & after discussion). Leaders: Joyce & Dick Erickson


  • August 20, Tues: Joseph Heller, Catch 22 at Jan Hill’s (pot luck dinner). Leader: Don Ardery


  • September 11, Wed at 3pm: Terri-Lynne DeFino, The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) at Grimsruds on Amen Lake. (dinner afterwards at Cedar Creek) Leader: Ellen Ardery

Sessions begin at 4pm, except the September session, which starts at 3pm.  Following May and September meetings we adjourn about 6pm to go out for dinner at Cedar Creek Grille.  For June, July, and August, instead of going out for dinner, we have either a pot luck (June and August) or extended appetizers (July).  Please RSVP to Alice Stark for each meeting so our hosts know how many to expect and so we can make dinner reservations (May and Sept) for those planning to attend.   Please contact Alice with questions.