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Book Club

Whether you have a passion for the classics or enjoy a breezy beach read, Book Club has something for you!  Book Club participants choose a variety of genres including love stories, mysteries, memoirs and even economic advice.  Come enjoy some great conversation!


Read of the Month

Sunday, Apr 23rd, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Novel

By: Gabrielle Zevin


Host: Jacque English



"Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love."*

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

“This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” -- Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child

“Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” -- The Washington Post

“You won’t want it to end.” -- Family Circle

“A natural for book groups.” -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A reader’s paradise of the first order.” -- The Buffalo News

“A fun, page-turning delight.” -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Captures the joy of connecting people and books . . . Irresistible.” -- Booklist

“A wonderful, moving, endearing story of redemption and transformation that will sing in your heart for a very, very long time.” -- Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

“Readers who delighted in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Letters from Skye will be equally captivated by this novel.” —*Library Journal, starred review

-Description taken from Amazon








Next Month

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Behind Closed Doors

By: B.A. Paris

Host: Emily Jensen



THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS!

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” ―Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl

This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” ―Booklist (starred review)

"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” ―Library Journal (starred review)

“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” ―Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)

The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” ―The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post

This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” ―San Francisco Book Review


Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.


-Description taken from Amazon



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Book Club events are scheduled on Sundays or Tuesdays of every month. Check the Calendar or Book Club Schedule to confirm the exact schedule. Be sure to RSVP in the emailed invitation!


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