Book & Brunch - The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Book & Brunch Book Club with The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell on Sunday May 19th at 11 AM at Telaya Winery
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 11:00am

Rediscovered Books' Books & Brunch Book Club is meeting at the beautiful Telaya Winery on Sunday May 19th at 11 AM!

Join us for a delightful gathering centered around The Waters by Bonnie Jo Campbell. It's a perfect opportunity to discuss our thoughts on this captivating book over a relaxing brunch served by Terroir . So, mark your calendar and come ready to share your insights and enjoy a morning of literary conversation. Don't miss out on this engaging book club event!

Ticket includes a copy of The Waters and $10 towards beverage or food provided by Telaya Winery and Terroir .

  • Come to meet new people and have a great conversation! Discussion led by Rediscovered Books Booksellers, Rebecca and Laura.
  • Seating is limited to 12 participants, registration is required for each person.
  • Haven’t finished the book? Come anyway, but we cannot promise no spoilers.

Click here to register for this in-person event


If you have already purchased the book from Rediscovered Books, please email a copy of your receipt to and we will issue you a gift card equal to the cost of the book after you have registered.

About the Book:

On an island in the Great Massasauga Swamp--an area known as "The Waters" to the residents of nearby Whiteheart, Michigan--herbalist and eccentric Hermine "Herself" Zook has healed the local women of their ailments for generations. As stubborn as her tonics are powerful, Herself inspires reverence and fear in the people of Whiteheart, and even in her own three estranged daughters. The youngest--the beautiful, inscrutable, and lazy Rose Thorn--has left her own daughter, eleven-year-old Dorothy "Donkey" Zook, to grow up wild.

Donkey spends her days searching for truths in the lush landscape and in her math books, waiting for her wayward mother and longing for a father, unaware that family secrets, passionate love, and violent men will flood through the swamp and upend her idyllic childhood. Rage simmers below the surface of this divided community, and those on both sides of the divide have closed their doors against the enemy. The only bridge across the waters is Rose Thorn.

Event address: 
240 E 32nd St
Boise, ID 83714

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