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DSM Book Club

We think the best part of finishing a good book is talking about it with friends. That’s why we’ve started the DSM Book Club. 

The DSM Book Club is a new online sharing session designed to showcase our favorite reads and get you ready to meet the authors at our March Festival. This Club will inspire you with a monthly pick and features an online Zoom book discussion. Each month will feature one book that is connected to The Festival and an individual registration for participation. We hope you will join us every month, but there’s no guilt if you miss one.

Participation in the DSM Book Club is FREE thanks to our sponsors.

Dec. 2021: "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller

Club Meeting: Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.  |  Register Now


If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world are so moved by this small, unknown first novel that became a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. It is the story of photographer Robert Kincaid who travels to Madison County to take photos of the famed covered bridges. While there he meets Francesca Johnson, a farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream.

“The Bridges of Madison County” is one of the bestselling books of the 20th century with 60 million copies sold world-wide. It was made into a feature film in 1995 and a musical in 2013.


About the Author

Robert James Waller was an American author best known for “The Bridges of Madison County”. He was also a photographer and musician. Other works include “Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend” and A Thousand County Roads”.