WVTF Book Club

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  

Where:  WVTF/RADIO IQ Broadcast Center at 3520 Kingbury Lane, Roanoke, Va 24014

Cost: Free

Contact: 540-989-8900 or Email 

WVTF Book Club Books - 2018:

January: The Once and Future King, T. H. White

“T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.”

“Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.” Meeting date: 1/30/18

February: A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

In 1922 Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humour, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the Count’s endeavour to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.  Meeting date: 2/27

March: Orie's Story, Gail Lambert

Orianna “Orie” Moon is a plantation princess. She grows up as the daughter of a wealthy Virginia tobacco planter, but her life of luxury never stops her from pursuing her dreams. Orie becomes Dr. Moon, a trained physician. She achieves her calling just in time for one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history. The Civil War begins, and Orie must draw upon all her intelligence and strength to help young Southern men damaged and broken by Union forces.  Meeting date: 3/27

April: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.  Meeting date: 4/24

Future book selections will be determined at a later meeting. 

All meetings are open to the public, and are held at the radio station at 7 pm the last Tuesday of every month unless otherwise designated.  For more information call 

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