Hoosier Authors Book Club

The Hoosier Authors Book Club is currently on winter hiatus. The book club began as part of our Indiana State Bicentennial programming for 2016. The Museum’s 2016 exhibit discusses the Golden Age of Indiana Literature, which began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur and went on to include prominent novelists such as Crawfordsville native Meredith Nicholson, Gene Stratton-Porter, and others.

Cover of A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-PorterThe next Hoosier Authors Book Club meeting will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 7 p.m. We will read A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the museum, courtesy of the Indiana Humanities Council.

Book club participation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information call 765-362-5769 or email study@ben-hur.com.

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Upcoming book discussions

March 30, 2017 – A Girl of the Limberlost – Gene Stratton-Porter

May 4, 2017 – The Friendly Persuasion – Jessamyn West

June 8, 2017 – God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut

July 13, 2017 – On her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker – A’Lelia Bundles

September 21, 2017 – The Bears of Blue River – Charles Major

November 2, 2017 – Ben-Hur


Past books discussed

  • The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
  • The House of a Thousand Candles – Meredith Nicholson
  • The Hoosier School-Master – Edward Eggleston
  • Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  • Prince of Graustark – George B. McCutcheon
  • The Storied Sea – Susan E. Wallace
  • Alice of Old Vincennes – Maurice Thompson
  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green