Book Event

Friday, February 17, 2017

March 21st at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Join us on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne, a terrifying psychological thriller with a twisting plot. Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

February 15th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion/Author Visit: Forgiving Maximo Rothman by A.J. Sidransky

Join us on February 15 at 7:30 p.m. as author A.J. Sidransky discusses his powerful work, Forgiving Maximo Rothman. Sidransky gives us a captivating story, transporting us from a seemingly straightforward murder in present-day Washington Heights, to the plight of World War II Jewish refugees in the Dominican Republic and life in the Soviet Union. The story effortlessly entwines these different periods and places.

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Forgiving Maximo Rothman Discussion Questions

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 17th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Good House by Ann Leary

Join us on January 17 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Good House by Ann Leary. Hildy Good lives on the rocky coast of Boston. Her nights have become lonely ever since her daughters, convinced their mother was drinking too much, sent her off to rehab. Now she's in recovery more or less. Hildy finds a friend in Rebecca McAllister. but ends up trying to protect her friend from a potential scandal. Soon, Hildy is forced to protect her own reputation as well.

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The Good House Discussion Questions

Monday, November 21, 2016

New Book Club in a Bag - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Our newest Book Club in a Bag is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. The book, based on actual accounts, follows a Cambodian family as they struggle to lead a meaningful life. It is a wonderfully complex book which has many themes to discuss. Please call Janine Walsh at 794-2570 x262 to reserve a six week slot for your book group. The bag comes complete with 10 copies of the book, historical context, questions, author biography and a DVD of the documentary the book is based on, River of Victory. With all this, your book discussion is sure to be a success!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Join us on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and while she is cleaning out his house, she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive . . . alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

November 14th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Join us on November 14 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. Twenty one years later he reads the letter. What follows is simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. Nina George’s impressionistic prose takes the reader on a journey not just through the glories of France and the wonders of books, but through the whole range of human emotions.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 26th at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Join us on October 26 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. This is a bestselling, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. 

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