Eat and Read Book Club

Eat and Read Book Club

Looking for a book club?  The Eat and Read Book Club meets at Northwind Book & Fiber once a month on a Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. 

Eat and Read is a literature group that strives to read a variety of books from various time periods and locations. The book club was started in 2011 by Heidi Wahlstrom and Jessica Smuda. Each year a list of works is compiled that the group has expressed interest in or that fit into a reading theme. Previous themes have been World Literature, Original Monster Mash, Science Fiction Literature, Women’s Literature, and Let’s Visit Paris.

New members are always welcome.

This year, the group is Off to Ireland, and the books will be either about Ireland or written by Irish authors. The reading list will be compiled from different genres such as: nonfiction, adventure, classical literature, and romance. The list is below, and at the final month meeting we will discuss Medieval Irish Tales, which can be found on-line here.

For our meetings this year we will be taking precautions due to COVID-19 to keep group members safe. The "Eating" portion of our Eat and Read group will be put on hold and masks will be required while we discuss a variety of books. We will read and discuss Irish poetry at the first meeting which will be on October 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the back of Northwind Book and Fiber. We will meet monthly from October through June. Please contact Heidi ( for more information or to sign up.  
Get ready to get a glimpse of Ireland through great books!

To register or for more details:  Contact Heidi at 715-645-2039 or


100 Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538972
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2020

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites, from "The Cure at Troy" to "Death of a Naturalist." It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.

Lion of Ireland (Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765302571
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Published: Forge Books - March 6th, 2002

Morgan Llywelyn's New York Times bestselling historical classic of the greatest Irish king

King. Warrior. Lover.

Brian Boru was stronger, braver, and wiser than all other men—the greatest king Ireland has ever known. Out of the mists of the country's most violent age, he merged to lead his people to the peak of their golden era.

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684842677
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544944831
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Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2017

"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." —Boston Globe

“Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist’s eye for the telltale detail . . .

Circle of Friends: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385341738
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Published: Dell - May 29th, 2007

It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns.

In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

The bestselling debut, with over a million copies sold, that launched Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post). 

Hamnet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021


“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe

The Sea (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400097029
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Published: Vintage - August 15th, 2006

*Winner of the Man Booker Prize*

A luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory.