Join us on Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm to discuss a novel about a lovable widower on a life changing adventure, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by debut author Phaedra Patrick. New members are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk.
Read and discuss this best seller about about an Andalusian boy in search of worldly treasure. Pick up a copy at the front desk and join us Thursday, March 17th at 7 pm to discuss The Alchemist. New members are always welcome.
With an amazing and unusual sense of storytelling and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Stout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists, brothers, whose struggles and triumphs will stay with readers long after they finish the book.
Pick up a copy at the front desk and join us Thursday, February 18th at 7 pm to discuss The Burgess Boys. New members are always welcome.
Join us in January to discuss We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas, a New York Times 2014 Notable Book. Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity. When Eileen meets scientist Ed Leary, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the world she longs to inhabit. Eileen quickly discovers he doesn’t aspire to the promise of the American Dream. She encourages her husband to want more, but as times passes it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift.
“Thomas’s emotional truthfulness combines with the novel’s texture and scope to create an unforgettable narrative.” (Sept.)-Publishers Weekly Review
Pick up a copy at the front desk. New members are always welcome.
This November we will be discussing The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is 1945, and Barcelona is trying to recover from the war. An 11 year old boy, Daniel, wakes up one morning and realizes he cannot remember his mother’s face. To console him, his father, an antiquated books dealer, initiates him into the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a repository for forgotten books. He is encouraged to choose a book that will have special meaning for him. He chooses The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax, and sets out to find the rest of his work, but finds that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of this author’s books. An epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. Pick up a copy at the front desk. New members are always welcome.