|Daytime Book Club|
Wednesday, June 11, 12:30 pm
"The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
Newland Archer saw little to envy in the marriages of his friends, yet
he prided himself that in May Welland he had found the companion of his
needs--tender and impressionable, with equal purity of mind and manners.
The engagement was announced discreetly, but all of New York society
was soon privy to this most perfect match, a union of families and
circumstances cemented by affection.
Wednesday, July 10, 12:30 pm
"Life After Life" by Jill McCorkle
The residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelveyear-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life’s most profound discoveries.
|Evening Book Club|
Monday, June 17, 7 pm
"Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend" by Matthew Dicks
A novel as creative, brave, and pitch-perfect as its narrator, an imaginary friend named Budo, who reminds us that bravery comes in the most unlikely forms. The story touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming... and heartbreaking
Monday, July 15, 7 pm
"The Light Between the Oceans" by M. L. Steadman
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries in the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
|Men's Book Club|
Monday, June 24, 7 pm
"Boomerang" by Michael Lewis
The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Michael Lewis turns a merciless eye on the world and the U. S. to expose a financial trap baited with humor and reckoning.
Monday, July 29, 7 pm
"Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries us headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hiddenworlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.
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