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Monday Evening Reading Group

The House Girl

Discussion on: 
08/04/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Tara Conklin

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The Song of the Lark

Discussion on: 
07/07/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Willa Cather

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This is Cather s coming-of-age classic---the story of a young artist who leaves the mediocrity of her home town to seek fame and success in the big city.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Discussion on: 
06/02/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Therese Ann Fowler

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Zelda is all we would expect and more…once she meets the handsome Scott, her life takes off on an arc of indulgence and decadence that still causes us to shake our heads in wonder…soirées with Picasso and his mistress, with Cole Porter and his wife, with Gerald and Sara Murphy, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ezra Pound and Jean Cocteau. Ultimately, both of these tragic, pathetic and grand characters are torn apart by their inability to love or leave each other. Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.

Beautiful Ruins

Discussion on: 
05/05/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Jess Walter

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Beautiful Ruins  is a glorious read for book lovers. From the moment you pick up the novel, it conjures a world that you long to enter. The teal-blue Ligurian Sea laps against a jagged coastline filled with candy-colored houses and open windows. At first glance, you’re dying to get inside those houses and find out what’s going on.

A Secret Gift

Discussion on: 
04/07/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Ted Gup

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Investigative reporter Gup researched a file of Depression-era letters preserved by his family. They were responses to a Canton, Ohio, newspaper notice that Gup’s grandfather, using a pseudonym, had placed in December 1933, which offered a monetary gift and, perhaps more importantly, a promise of anonymity to recipients of his charity.

The Light Between Oceans

Discussion on: 
03/03/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
M.L. Stedman

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Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a tiny island a half day’s boat journey from the coast of Western Australia. When a baby washes up in a rowboat, he and his young wife Isabel decide to raise the child as their own. The baby seems like a gift from God, and the couple’s reasoning for keeping her seduces the reader into entering the waters of treacherous morality even as Tom--whose moral code withstood the horrors of World War I--begins to waver.

Orphan Train

Discussion on: 
02/03/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Christina Baker Kline

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Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

Betty Zane

Discussion on: 
01/13/2014 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Zane Grey

Rescheduled from 1/6/2014

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Fahrenheit 451

Discussion on: 
12/02/2013 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Ray Bradbury

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After years of working as a fireman--one who burns books and enjoys his work--Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives.

The Age of Miracles

Discussion on: 
11/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Book by: 
Karen Thompson Walker

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The world is ending not with a bang so much as a long, drawn-out whimper. And it turns out the whimper can be a lot harder to cope with. The Earth's rotation slows, gradually stretching out days and nights and subtly affecting the planet's gravity. The looming apocalypse parallels the adolescent struggles of 10-year-old Julia, as her comfortable suburban life succumbs to a sort of domestic deterioration. Julia confronts her parents' faltering marriage, illness, the death of a loved one, her first love, and her first heartbreak.

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