Southeast Branch Book Club

Book Club meetings are on the last Thursday of each month @ 6:45 pm
Please join us for any or all of our monthly book clubs. We will discuss a different book each month. All titles are available to borrow through your library and many are available to borrow as a library eBook! There will be no meeting in December.

  

house girl book cover March 27: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

 

 

flight behavior book cover April 24: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever.

 

 

burgess boys book cover May 29: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives.

 

 

mountains echoed book cover June 26: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.

 

 

boys in the boat book cover July 31: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.

 

 

storyteller book cover August 28: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who is particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works.  One day he asks Sage for a favor, to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses, but then he tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he is right. Can someone who has committed a truly heinous act ever redeem themselves with good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you are not the party who was wronged? And most of all, if Sage even considers his request, is it murder, or justice?

 

 

language of flowers book cover September 25: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.

 

 

 

light between the oceans book cover October 30: The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman
A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

 

 

 

one summer book cover November 20: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism, and delirious energy.

 

 

 

December 2014 - No Book Club - Happy Holidays!


 

 

 

 

 

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