Books WantedLast Thursday Book Club    
- Celebrating the 25th Year of our Book Club - over 200 books consumed by literate insects!
- Celebrating the centennial of the second awarding of the Pulitzer Prize - and the first medal!  
- Celebrating that one hundred years ago, the Telemachus chapter from Ulysses is published by James Joyce - yes, we read that!    

Meeting Date Host Selection  Notes
25 January  2018
Dick Jensen
7120 Hawthorn Avenue, NE

From I-25 & Alameda: 
Go East on Alameda  0.7 miles.  Turn left (North) at the 4-way stop at Louisiana.  Go 0.5 miles (3rd street) to Florence.  Turn right.  Go 0.1 mile to Palm Yucca.  Turn right.  Go 0.1 mile.   Palm Yucca dead ends at Hawthorn.  Turn right.  7120 is the 4th house on the left.

From Tramway:  Go West on Paseo, then North on Wyoming.  Look for Blue Cypress about 1 mile north of Alameda (it is called Glendale to the right, Blue Cypress and the entrance to the housing development to the left.)
Take an immediate left onto Automn which curves around to the East and becomes Hawthorn.  A mile or so gets you to 7120.
a Man Called Ove

I'm interested to see the Club's response to this book.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman was originally published in Aug 2012.   337 pages in length.  There are 20 copies in our Library system, inexpensive used copies are plentiful, and it is also available on Kindle. 

22 February  2018


  701 Loma Linda Pl SE
between Carlisle and Washington, take
Montclaire south

Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone
For February a medical mystery:

Deadly Cure
Author Goldstone, Lawrence

In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor’s house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy’s regular physician—the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias—of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum.

5 copies in library

Photo Meeting

meet at Noon at The Placitas Cafe
221 Hiway 165
29 March 2018


Jack Ferrell

Start with Noon Lunch at The Placitas Cafe, in Homestead Village, 221 Hiway 165, Placitas, NM.  

Then around 1:30 pm, we will proceed to the meeting:

17 Sunset Blvd
Placitas, NM
I-25 Exit 242

East on NM 165.

Right at the 5-mile marker onto Tunnel Springs Road.
Right onto Quail Meadow Road (first street on right - 0.2 mile)
Right onto Leah Lane (first street on right-0.4 mile)
HARD right onto Sunset Blvd
(100 yards)
17 Sunset Blvd is the second drive/house on the left after the "Private Drive--No Turn Around" sign (approximately 200 yards).

The Orphanmaster's Son


25th Anniversary

26 April 2018

Tom Genoni  (292-4985)
1616 Catron SE

(Take The Road into 4-Hills, turn right at the Y onto Stagecoach, left at the 4-way stop sign onto Cuatro Cerros, 2nd right onto Bernalillo, then 1st left onto Catron.  About half-way down Catron, 1616 house is on the right.)



  31 May 2018
Bob Woods

Academy at Tramway

11921 Caribou Ave., NE

From Academy and Tramway,
go WEST on Academy for 3 blocks,
then take a RIGHT (North) onto Antelope Run which deadends into Caribou.
House is in front of you, a little to the left.
The Remains of the Day - Booker Prize In Recognition of our
Silver Anniversary
Winner of the Booker Prize

Published in 1988, 230 pages.

Older British gentleman, Stevens, in 1956 takes a motor tour, looking back on his career as a butler and England during these 40 years..  

Extra credit:  the movie starring Anthony Hopkins.

9 copies in the ABC Library System, with 28 holds on first return.
  28 June 2018

Charlie Palmer

(cell:  263-4586) 

1506 Park Ave SW

From I-25, go West on Central or Lomas; then South on 14th St.  
Cross Central, continue 2 or 3 blocks, then turn right onto Park (1st stop sign).

Tuxedo Park

Jennet Conant

26 July 2018

Bob Simon

1415 Park Ave SW


From I-40, go South on Rio Grande Blvd, then left (East) on Central; then South on 14th St.  

Continue 2 or 3 blocks, then turn RIGHT onto Park  (first stop sign)  


one might chose to turn on 15th St. at the bank building and go two blocks on the left side or three blocks on the right side to the corner of Park.  My house will be on the corner on your left.

The  Hi-Lo Country by Max Evans 
One of the great Western writers of America
- confirmed by Prof. Simon 

.Note:  Hi-Lo Country is a 168 page paperback that is not that easy to obtain - e.g., our Albuquerque/ Bernalillo Library System has no copies available for checkout. 

However, the Kindle version is available from Amazon for only $2.99.  No Kindle reader  you say?  You can download the Kindle app and run it on your computer for free - see here. 
30 August 2018

Ken Gillen


331 White Oaks Dr. NE

(From Tramway and Live Oak Rd [one block N. of Paseo del Norte], go EAST 0.6 mi on Live Oak, then SOUTH 0.3 mi on White Oaks Dr. to last house on right.  Intersection of WhiteOaks and Paintbrush. Pay no attention to most of the house numbers.)

Killers of the Flower Moon  25th Anniversary
27 September 2018

Keith Gilbert

913 Parkland Circle SE
 (265-8122) or (250-0991)
From Wyoming, go West on Zuni to Carlisle;
Go South on Carlisle until the median disappears;
(or changes drastically);
Go East;
Keith is on this street, on the North side.

   Fair Condition, Some Pages Missing
We've been reading other people's books for 25 years.  The Selection for the September 2018 meeting was specifically created for the members and by the members of the Last Thursday Book Club.  The original content consists of memoirs submitted by each active member (and a couple of former members).  We will distribute this Anniversary Booklet at the August meeting for a members-only price of $10.  It's gotta be an A!.
Afternoon Gathering

  25 October 2018

11:30 am
Lunch @ Greenside Cafe, Cedar Crest

1 pm
Discussion & Dessert @ Easterling abode

Rob Easterling

East Mountains: 51 Avenida del Sol,
Cedar Crest, NM 87008
Take N14  4.5 mi. N of I-40
(exit 175, Cedar Crest).
Turn Left into Ventana del Sol subdivision.
 keypad instructions.

A Summons to Memphis "The courtship and remarriage of an old widower is always made more difficult when middle-aged children are involved -- especially when there are unmarried daughters."

Afternoon Gathering
11:30 am
Lunch @ The Canyon Club at Four Hills

[5th] Thursday: 
29 November 2018
[Thursday AFTER Thanksgiving]

1 pm
Discussion & Dessert @ Stalgren Ct 


Mike Blackledge   (294-6030)
14321 Stalgren Ct NE

(from Tramway & Copper, go East 5 blocks [counting on right], then right on Parkside, immediate left onto Stalgren Ct.)

Sapiens by Hariri 

"Don’t believe tree-huggers who claim that our ancestors lived in harmony with nature. Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions. We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of biology."

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