Book Club

Welcome readers everywhere, to the home of the Mushroom FM Book Club. Membership is free, and we welcome everyone's participation. All you have to do to be a member is read this month's book, and then join in on the discussion about the book.

On the first Saturday of every month at 12 PM Eastern, 5 PM UK, , the Mushroom FM Book Club meets in our voice chat room to discuss the book we've all had a month to read. We discuss the style of writing, the subject matter, the characters, and really, anything relating to the book and the thoughts you have on it. It's fascinating how different people can view one book and its characters in different ways.,

Highlights of the discussion will be broadcast on Bonnie Mosen's show, BonAir, on the following Tuesday.

After we discuss the book we've just read, we preview the next one. Every month, a Mushroom FM fun guy or listener chooses a book that they consider noteworthy. Sometimes it's fiction, sometimes it's not. Sometimes there's romance, sometimes it's biography, sometimes it's fantasy, and sometimes it's sci-fi. So chances are you'll eventually be introduced to authors and genres you might otherwise never have read. The Mushroom FM Book Club really broadens your reading horizons.

How to Participate in the Book Club

Join us in our voice chat room on the first Saturday of the month at 12 PM Eastern, 5 PM UK. Our chat room uses the popular TC Conferencing application, used for many voice chats in the blind community. If you've not used it before, it's a free download and is easy to install. Once you click the link for the chat room, you'll land on a page that will let you install the client if you don't yet have it, or enter the room if you do.

When you log into the room, enter your full name in the name field. The password for the room is bookclub

Enter the Mushroom FM book Club chat room, noon eastern on the first Saturday of the month.

If you're unable to make the discussion, but you'd like to share your views on the book, you can email Bonnie Mosen. The address is her first name at

This Month's Book

February's book, which we'll be discussing at our March meeting, has been chosen by Mushroom FM's Brian Hartgen. It's "Only Time will Tell" by Jeffrey Archer. This is the first book in the "Clifton Chronicles" series.

The first novel in the Clifton Chronicles, an ambitious new series that tells the story of a family across generations and oceans, from heartbreak to triumph, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer

The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war." A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father and expects to continue on at the shipyard, until a remarkable gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again...

As Harry enters into adulthood, he finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question: Was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? From the ravages of the Great War and the docks of working-class England to the streets of 1940 New York City and the outbreak of the Second World War, this is a powerful journey that will bring to life one hundred years of history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.

Here are some links to "Only Time will Tell" for commonly used book repositories.

And if you'd like to learn more about Jeffrey Archer, visit his official website.

We look forward to hearing what you thought of the book.