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Morning Book Group

Thursday November 13, 2014

!0:00 – 11:00 AM

This month’s selection is The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer

“J.R. Moehringer grew up listening for a voice: It was the sound of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before J.R. spoke his first words. As a boy, J.R. would press his ear to a clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of masculinity, and the keys to his own identity. J.R.’s mother was his world, his anchor, but he needed something else, something more, something he couldn’t name. So he turned to the bar on the corner, a grand old New York saloon that was a sanctuary for all types of men — cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums.” Publisher Description

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

 

 

 

 

Evening Book Group

Tuesday October 28, 2014
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection for discussion is Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Invention of Wings.

“The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”– Publisher Description.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday October 9, 2014
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Our selection this month is The Dinner by Herman Koch.

“An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal….Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.” Publisher Description

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

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