book club

On-Going   •   Third Thursday of each month   •   Noon-1:00 pm   •   No Fee

If you want to join a book club where participants tell you what they really think about the book, this is the group for you.  We mince no words in discussing our likes and dislikes of a book.  We are a very informal group.  We don't have a leader, but take turns going around the room and hearing each person's views about the book.  This often leads us into lively discussions of past events in the area or in our lives.  Before leaving, we vote on a book for the following month.

 

AUGUST'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
  Meeting Thursday, August 17th, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 pm
  Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt

The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post. Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together.

It’s the story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and acceptance, not ostracism and disapproval; of a Republican, Air Force veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to become a vocal advocate for trans rights; of a loving brother who bravely stuck up for his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its prejudices, a school compelled to rewrite its rules, and a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard. Ultimately, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.

 

SEPTEMBER'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
  Meeting Thursday, September 21st, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 pm
  The Forgotten Garden by Kate Mortan

A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.