OCTOBER 2016 BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Check out what our book clubs are reading for October!!

BOOK CLUBBERS

oregon-trailThe Oregon Trail : a new American journey

By: Rinker Buck

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00PM

Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

SPINECRACKERS

physickbookThe physick book of Deliverance Dane: a novel

By: Katherine Howe

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 10:00AM

While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane.  In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel  haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.

 

BOOKALICIOUS

forest-of-handsThe Forest of hands and teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016 @ Village Vintner

Start Time: 7:00PM

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

 

CLASSICS

vanity-fairVanity fair : a novel without a hero

By: William M. Thackeray

Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00PM

Thackeray's most well-known work, Vanity Fair is a satirical epic of love and social adventure. The story follows the trials and tribulations of two young women Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. After leaving the shelter of Miss Pinkerton's Academy, they come to Vanity Fair where the charming and amoral Becky and sweet Amelia, along with an interesting and varied cast of victims and villains, suffer through elopements and betrayals, fortunes made and lost, and battles, both military and domestic.

NIGHT READERS

improbabilityThe Improbability of Love

By: Hannah Rothschild

Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00PM

When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called ‘The Improbability of Love’. Delving into the painting’s past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history – and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.

 

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