PLEASE NOTE: This Book Club is for adults and high school students only. If you are a middle school student looking to join a SJCPLS Book Club, please visit our Teen
PLEASE NOTE: This Book Club is for adults and high school students only. If you are a middle school student looking to join a SJCPLS Book Club, please visit our Teen page for Youth Book Clubs and other great activities for middle schoolers: SJCPLS Teen Events
The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Book Lovers Book Club now meets twice a month in 2022 – in person on Friday morning and via Zoom on Wednesday evening – so everyone can join in, even if you work or go to school! All adults and high school teens are invited to participate. To join us via Zoom, please scroll down below to RSVP for a Zoom link. You will receive the link the day before the evening meeting. You can also choose to join us at our in-person meeting this month: Book Lovers Book Club in-person meeting
The March selection our Book Club will be reading is The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg, the sequel to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Print copies of The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (and its prequel (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe), while they last, are available at the Adult Reference Desk at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for checkout. You can also request a copy of this selection in our catalog: The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop. If you need assistance requesting this selection, please stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call our Library at (904) 827-6950. This selection is also available as an e-book and as an e-audiobook in our database, Overdrive, which is also available as a free app called Libby for all Android and Apple devices. We can’t wait to discuss this book with you!
Book Synopsis “Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?” But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?” (taken from Penguin Random House)
Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for sponsoring our branch library’s Book Lovers Book Club!
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