Second 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 e-book! There will be no meeting in December.
Thursday, April 11 @ 6:45 pm
Larson tells the true stories of two men whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Gripping from the first page, and rich with fascinating detail about the time, this story is splendid narrative history from a master of the form. Reserve it!
Thursday, May 9 @ 6:45 pm
Connie May Fowler is known to the world as the author of bestselling novels and powerful essays--but no one knew that for years she was the victim of brutal abuse and relentless humiliation. Now in this harrowing, spellbinding memoir, Fowler finally tells her own story. Reserve it!
Thursday, June 13 @ 6:45 pm
Towles delivers a sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Elegant and captivating, "Rules of Civility" turns a Jamesian eye on how spur-of-the-moment decisions define life for decades to come. Reserve it!
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:45 pm
A fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young circus magicians who have been trained since childhood for this purpose. This is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Reserve it
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:45 pm
Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past. Reserve it!
Thursday, September 12 @ 6:45 pm
A collection of interconnected narratives, Julie Otsuka’s richly imagined novel, The Buddha in the Attic, focuses on a group of Japanese women who come to California after World War I as “picture brides” to marry men they’ve never met. Otsuka employs a first-person plural voice to tell their story, a device that emphasizes the characters’ shared fate. Facing up to the difficulties of being wives and the confusion of unfamiliar customs (wearing shoes while indoors, for example), they discover that their new lives contain unexpected challenges. But when World War II hits, unleashing widespread suspicion of Japanese Americans, Otsuka’s heroines find themselves in the midst of a nightmare. A finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, this remarkable novel is a skillful portrayal of the immigrant experience that reinforces Otsuka’s reputation as a writer to watch. Reserve it!
Thursday, October 17 @ 6:45 pm --- DIFFERENT DATE!
Between 1937 and 1942 Stetson headed the Florida Writers Project unit on folklore, oral history, and social-ethnic studies for the Works Progress Administration, hauling around the state a sound recorder the size of a large coffee table to capture the songs, tales, and anecdotes of pogey fishermen at May port, railroad gandy-dancers, Latin cigar makers, Greek spongers, and turpentiners. Among the results was what Stetson today calls, "...A sort of barefoot social history of Florida". Reserve it!
Thursday, November 14 @ 6:45 pm
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Distant Hours." During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother. Reserve it!
Thursday, January 10 @ 6:45 pm
Life can turn on a dime--or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father's sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake's friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession--to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner's storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jolie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful. Reserve it!