DECEMBER 2016 BOOK CLUB DISCUSSIONS

Looking for something new to read? Join one of our book clubs for an engaging and lively discussion! Pick up a copy today at the Adult Services desk @ Harnish!

BOOK CLUBBERS

forgotten-seamstressThe Forgotten Seamstress

By: Liz Trenow

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

A shy girl with no family, Maria knows she's lucky to have landed in the sewing room of the royal household. Before World War I casts its shadow, she catches the eye of the Prince of Wales, a glamorous and intense gentleman. But her life takes a far darker turn, and soon all she has left is a fantastical story about her time at Buckingham Palace.

Decades later, Caroline Meadows discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic. When she can't figure out the meaning of the message embroidered into its lining, she embarks on a quest to reveal its mystery, a puzzle that only seems to grow more important to her own heart. As Caroline pieces together the secret history of the quilt, she comes closer and closer to the truth about Maria.

SPINECRACKERS

christmas-listThe Christmas List

By: Richard Paul Evans

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 10:00 am

Saturday, three weeks before Christmas. James Kier looked back and forth between the newspaper headline and the photograph of himself, not sure if he should laugh or call his attorney. It was the same photograph the Tribune had used a couple of years earlier when they featured him on the front page of the business section. While the photograph was the same, the headlines could not have been more different. Not many people get to read their own obituary. Kier put the paper down. He had no idea what the article was about to set in motion.

BOOKALICIOUS - A NOT SO YA BOOK CLUB

popularPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

By: Maya Van Wagenen

Date: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ Village Vintner

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

 

NIGHT READERS

wind-in-the-willowsThe Wind in the Willows

By: Kenneth Grahame

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Meet little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood-continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.

CLASSICS

the-sea-the-seaThe Sea, The Sea

By: Iris Murdoch

Date: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors-some real, some spectral-that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.

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