Enjoy Reading? Join One of Our Book Clubs

Book_ClubThe Guild Book Club adds another element of education, excitement and fun to being a volunteer at the Heard Museum. I really enjoy meeting every month with a group of my fellow volunteers to discuss books both by American Indian authors and books about the history, art and culture of the Native Peoples of the Americas. The Book Club has provided a great opportunity to make new friends and provided a forum for an in-depth discussion of the many opportunities and challenges facing American Indians today. The Book Club is one of the many great benefits of Heard Museum Guild membership

We have three book clubs that would welcome new members.

Choose the book club closest to your home:

What book club members have to say:

I cannot begin to tell you how good the heard north book club has been this year.l Headed by Linda Hefter, the people who participated added greatly to each session. I tried to make each session that I could and read all the books for each meeting.

I have been a member of the North Scottsdale Guild Book Club since its inception. I believe it is one of the best innovations to come down the pike in years.

Not only am I being exposed to books I might never have read (suggested by other members) but the group discussions reflect the diversity of backgrounds and education of the members. Our discussions are lively and self directed and always informational.

The group is welcoming to new members and is a great way to become an active part of the Heard Museum Guild.

Some Books We Have Read:

  • Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles
  • Lauren Greasewater’s War by Stephen Hirst
  • Iron Lake: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
  • Monkey Beach: A Novel by Eden Robinson
  • The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos by Peggy pond Church
  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western
  • Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Arviso Alvord
  • The Everlasting Sky: Voices of the Anishinabe Peopleby Gerald Vizenor
  • Of Earth and Little Rain: The Papago Indiansby Bernard L Fontana
  • Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Realityby Mabel Dodge Luhan
  • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic LIfe and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
  • Yes Is Better Than No by Byrd Baylor
  • Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life by Jim Kristofic
  • Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection by Matt Dembicki
  • The Round House: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
  • The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
  • A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire by Amy Butler Greenfield
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Lincoln and the Indians: Civill War Policy and Politics by David A. Nichols
  • The Man Who Killed the Deer: A Novel of Pueblo Life by Frank Waters