Spiva Library

Literary Lions Book Club

Sponsored by: Missouri Southern Alumni Association & Spiva Library


Fall 2011 Book & Moderator Selection 

Title: Down the Nile:  Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

Author: Rosemary Mahoney

Moderator: Susan Craig, First Year Experience Director

About the Book

Author Rosemary Mahoney “conveys readers along the longest river in the world, through narrative laced with insight, goodwill and sometimes sadness. The physical environment is demanding . Yet her biggest obstacle isn't the climate but the slippery hurdles of culture and sex. Whether struggling to buy a boat, visiting historic Luxor or rowing, innocent encounters become sticky psychological and philosophical snares. Still, the ride is smooth, leaving the reader wishing for more nautical miles.” (Publisher’s Weekly)


Where we meet

All meetings are held in Spiva Library near the University Java coffee shop

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 06:30 p.m.

Introduction & background of novel/author

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 06:30 p.m.

Group discussion

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 06:30 p.m.

Group discussion


Book Signings and Q & A with the Author

Held in Spiva Library near the fireplace on the 3rd floor

Tuesday, November 8,  2011 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 ~ 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


$25 donation

$15 for members of Friends of the Library



Please respond by September 16, 2011

To join or ask additional questions, contact:

MSSU Alumni Office