Book Club

Book Club

Discuss books with fellow lit lovers in the community! We meet the second Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at the Argenta Library. The library can place a hold on the monthly selections for you if you wish. We also try to keep a few spare copies at the circulation desk.

We’re always open to new members – join at any time! Contact us if you’d like more information.

April Selection

The Beginning of Spring

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Discussion: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

March 1913. Moscow is stirring herself to meet the beginning of spring. English painter Frank Reid returns from work one night to find that his wife has gone away; no one knows where or why, or whether she’ll ever come back. All Frank knows for sure is that he is now alone and must find someone to care for his three young children. Into Frank’s life comes Lisa Ivanovna, a quiet, calming beauty from the country, untroubled to the point of seeming simple. But is she? And why has Frank’s bookkeeper, Selwyn Crane, gone to such lengths to bring these two together?

 

May Selection

The Mirror

by Marlys Millhiser

Discussion: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

When Shay gazes into a mirror’s smoky depths on the eve of her wedding, she is mysteriously drawn back in time, awakening in the same house, but in another body, that of her grandmother, Brandy. And the independent tempestuous Brandy is transported as well– from seventy-five years in thepast into the present body deserted by her grand-daughter, Shay.

 

June Selection

Delta Wedding

by Eudora Welty

Discussion: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family’s preparations for her cousin Dabney’s wedding.

 

Past discussion selections:

March 2019: The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton — Our Rating: 3.85
February 2019:
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan — Our Rating: 3.75
January 2019:
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman — Our Rating: 3.7
December 2018:
2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino — Our Rating: 3.4
November 2018: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate– Our Rating: 4.0
October 2018:
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum — Our Rating: 3.3
September 2018:
The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse — Our Rating: 3.5
August 2018:
Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye– Our Rating: 4.53 
July 2018: Camino Island  by John Grisham — Our Rating: 2.4 
June 2018: Hissy Fit  by Mary Kay Andrews — Our Rating: 2.52 
May 2018: The Little Paris Bookshop  by Nina George — Our Rating: 2.75 
April 2018: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton — Our Rating: 4.4
March 2018: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult — Our Rating: 3.9
February 2018: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris — Our Rating: 2.02
January 2018: All the Winters After by Sere Prince Halverson — Our Rating: 4.2

 

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Interested in participating? Let us know!
We’ll keep you informed of future discussions and even place a hold on the book for you.
Each month the Book Discussion Group rates the book that we have read on a scale from 1-5

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