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Thursday Afternoon Group

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Discussion on: 
04/21/2016 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Jonas Jonasson

Destiny of the Republic

Discussion on: 
03/17/2016 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Candice Millard

The Princess Bride (book-to-movie)

Discussion on: 
02/18/2016 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
William Goldman

The Widow of the South

Discussion on: 
01/21/2016 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Robert Hicks

The Happy Bottom Riding Club

Discussion on: 
12/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Lauren Kessler

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Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

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Pancho Barnes was a force of nature, a woman who lived a big, messy, colorful, unconventional life. She ran through three fortunes, four husbands, and countless lovers. She outflew Amelia Earhart, outsmarted Howard Hughes, outdrank the Mexican Army, and out- maneuvered the U.S. government. This is  the story of a high-spirited, headstrong woman who was proud of her successes, unabashed by her failures, and the architect of her own legend. 

The Bluest Eye

Discussion on: 
11/19/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Toni Morrison

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. This novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender.

Regeneration

Discussion on: 
09/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Pat Barker

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In 1917, decorated British officer and poet Siegfried Sassoon wrote a declaration condemning the war. Instead of a court-martial, he was sent to a hospital for other "shell-shocked" officers where he was treated by Dr. William Rivers, noted anthropologist and psychiatrist. Author Barker turns these true occurrences into a compelling and brilliant antiwar novel.

Dracula

Discussion on: 
10/15/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Bram Stoker

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This is the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

Regeneration

Discussion on: 
08/20/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Pat Barker

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Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

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In 1917, decorated British officer and poet Siegfried Sassoon wrote a declaration condemning the war. Instead of a court-martial, he was sent to a hospital for other "shell-shocked" officers where he was treated by Dr. William Rivers, noted anthropologist and psychiatrist. Author Barker turns these true occurrences into a compelling and brilliant antiwar novel.

A Good American

Discussion on: 
07/16/2015 - 2:00pm
Book by: 
Alex George

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What does it mean to be a good citizen? A good member of a family? In A Good American, George considers both questions with humor, compassion, and grace. A beautifully written novel, laced with history and music.” —Emily St. John Mandel

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