MARCH 2017 BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Check out the books we're discussing for March! 

BOOK CLUBBERS

The Queen of the Night

By: Alexander Chee

Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer's chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all.  As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. In order to survive, she transformed herself from hippodrome rider to courtesan, from empress's maid to debut singer, all the while weaving a complicated web of romance, obligation, and political intrigue.

SPINE CRACKERS

Uprooted

By: Naomi Novik

Date: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 10:00 am

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows--everyone knows--that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn't, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

BOOKALICIOUS

Out of Darkness

By: Ashley Hope Pérez

Date: Monday, March 13th, 2017 @ Village Vintner

Start Time: 7:00 pm

“This is East Texas, and there’s lines. Lines you cross, lines you don’t cross. That clear?”

New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive. Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion–the worst school disaster in American history–as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

CLASSICS

Go Set a Watchman 

By: Harper Lee

Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout Finch returns home to Maycomb to visit her father Atticus and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

 

 

 

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

 

NIGHT READERS

What is Visible

By: Kimberly Elkins

Date: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 @ Harnish

Start Time: 7:00 pm

At age two, Laura Bridgman lost four of her five senses to scarlet fever. At age seven, she was taken to Perkins Institute in Boston to determine if a child so terribly afflicted could be taught. At age twelve, Charles Dickens declared her his prime interest for visiting America. And by age twenty, she was considered the nineteenth century's second most famous woman, having mastered language and charmed the world with her brilliance. Not since The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has a book proven so profoundly moving in illuminating the challenges of living in a completely unique inner world.

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