March 2016 Book Discussions

Looking for a good book club read? Here's what our book clubs have been busy reading this month.


Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian.
Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken man who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple.
Date: Friday, March 04, 2016 @ Harnish
Start Time: 10:00 AM

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.


All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
Date: Monday, March 14, 2016 @ Village Vintner
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.


Mayor of Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Dramatizes the human condition as a struggle between powerful men and against fate.  In this tale, violent, natural and social forces toss the characters about like rag dolls as the mayor is destroyed by his protege.


West of Sunset
by Stuart O'Nan
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years as a Hollywood screenwriter recounted.

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