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. 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].


2024 Book Discussions

April 18, 2024, 7 pm – Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates

June 20, 2024, 7 pm –Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger by John A. Beineke

July 18, 2024, 7 pm – You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

September 19, 2024, 7 pm – An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

October 24, 2024, 7 pm – The Magic Garden by Gene Stratton-Porter


Subscribe to our book club mailing list

Powered by Robly


Past Books Discussed


Disclaimer: The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society participates in the Amazon Affiliate program. Links are affiliate links and generate income for the society at no extra cost to you.