Daytime Book Club

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome!


Wednesday, November 8th at 12:30 pm


Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson


A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere."

Wednesday, December 13th at 12:30 pm


Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart


New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first women to ever work on the sales floor, a diamond-filled day job replete with Tiffany-blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's--and the envy of all their friends.

Wednesday, December 13th at 12:30 pm


The Golden Age by Joan London


Frank Gold's family, Hungarian jews, flee the perils of World War II for the safety of Australia, but not long after their arrival, thirteen-year-old Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to a sprawling children's hospital called The Golden Age, where he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who radiates pure light. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling one another's rehabilitation, facing the perils of illness and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the prudish staff of The Golden Age.

Housekeeping Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312424091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - November 1st, 2004

Summer at Tiffany Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061189531
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 30th, 2010

The Golden Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609453329
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Published: Europa Editions - August 16th, 2016