January 2015 Book Discussions

Stop by the Adult Services Desk at the Main Library (Harnish) to pick up your copies today!

* Book Clubbers – Thursday, January 8th @ 7pm (Harnish)
 Due to the New Year Holiday, Bookclubbers will meet on the second Thursday this month, instead of the usual first Thursday.

What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty

Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is thirty-nine years old, a mother of three children, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves.

 

 

* Spine-crackers – Friday, January 9th @ 10am (Harnish)
Due to the New Year Holiday, Spine-crackers will meet on the second Friday this month, instead of the usual first Friday. 

The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom

After being punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift, Father Time returns to Earth along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

 

* Bookalicious – Monday, January 12th @ 7pm at the Village Vintner
Meets the second Monday of each month.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
by Lish McBride

Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

 

Nite Readers – Thursday, January 15th @ 7pm (Harnish)
Meets the third Thursday of the month.

Blood From a Stone
by Donna Leon

On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. the closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man’s wares before his death–fake handbags of every designer label. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Commissario Brunetti’s response is that of everybody involved: Why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant? Once Brunetti begins to investigate this unfamiliar Venetian underworld, he discovers that matters of great value are at stake. Warned by Patta, his supervisor, to resist further involvement in the case, how far will Brunetti be able to penetrate the murky subculture of Venice’s illegal community?

Classics Book Club
Usually meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Wednesday, January 21st @ 7pm (Harnish)

Our Mutual Friend
by Charles Dickens

After John Harmon is murdered on his way to marry Bella Wilfer and receive a large inheritance, his father’s assistant, Nicodemus Boffin, becomes the new heir and adopts Bella, who evokes an uncommon interest from Boffin’s assistant.

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