Hoosier Authors Book Club

The covers of the 2022 Hoosier Author Book Club discussion books


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. This Golden Age began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur. It included prominent novelists such as Crawfordsville native Meredith Nicholson, Gene Stratton-Porter, and others. The book club has proven to be popular, so it has been extended. Over the years the book club has hosted discussions with some of the authors, including Susan Crandall and Kelsey Timmerman. This continued in 2021 when author Ray E. Boomhower joined the March discussion of his biography of suffragist May Wright Sewall.

The book club meets in our ADA-accessible Carriage House. 

Copies of the books are usually available for checkout beforehand at the Carriage House. To RSVP or for more information call 765-362-5769 or email [email protected].

2022 Book Discussions


October 20, 2022 – 7 p.m. – Always a River: The Ohio River and the American Experience – Robert Reid, editor

November 17, 2022 – 7 p.m. – All These Beautiful Strangers – Elizabeth Klehfoth


2023 Book Discussions

Dates to be determined

A Hoosier Chronicle – Meredith Nicholson – available free on Project Gutenberg or for $4.99 on Amazon Kindle.

Somebody’s Daughter – Ashley C. Ford

The Book of Delights – Ross Gay

A Place Called Hope – Phillip Gulley

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Past Books Discussed


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