Hoosier Authors Book Club

The Hoosier Authors Book Club began as part of our Indiana State Bicentennial programming for 2016. The Museum’s 2016 exhibit discussed 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. The program proved to be popular, so it has been extended.

Our next meeting will be April 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Massacre at Fall Creek by Jessamyn West. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Carriage House in mid-March. 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.


Upcoming book discussions

April 19, 2018 – The Massacre at Fall Creek by Jessamyn West

May 17, 2018 – The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall

June 14, 2018 – So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

October 18, 2018 – Dune Boy by Edwin Way Teale

November 15, 2018 – An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser


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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
  • A Girl of the Limberlost – Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The Friendly Persuasion – Jessamyn West
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  • On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker – A’Lelia Bundles
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace