The Silver&Gold Book Club
Discuss books with fellow lit lovers in the community! We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1:30 pm 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 each circulation desk.
We’re always open to new members – join at any time! If you can’t make it in person to the book club discussion, click here to rate this month’s book!
March 2024 Selection
Discussion March 14, 2024, at 1:30 pm in Argenta
The Heretic’s Daughter
by Kathleen Kent
A courageous woman fights to survive the darkest days of the Salem Witch Trials in this “heart-wrenching story of family love and sacrifice” (USA Today).
Salem, 1752. Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter that reveals the secret she has closely guarded for six decades: how she survived the Salem Witch Trials when her mother did not.
Sarah’s story begins more than a year before the trials, when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, the hysteria escalates — until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah’s mother, Martha Carrier. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy — a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter.
This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
April 2024 Selection
Discussion April 11, 2024, at 1:30 pm in Argenta
Run Rose Run
by Dolly Parton & James Patterson
From America’s most beloved superstar and #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson comes a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise—and on the run—and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.
Every song tells a story.
She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her.
She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.
Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.
Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire—a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created..
May 2024 Selection
Discussion May 9, 2024, at 1:30 pm in Argenta
by Robin Cook
A doctor’s life gets turned upside by a dangerous new technology in this thought-provoking medical thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook.
George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc.
George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test.
Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers—and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he’s right, the consequences could be lethal.
Past discussion selections:
February 2024: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie–Our Rating: 4.34
January 2024: The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo–Our Rating: 3.37
Interested in participating? Let us know!
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Each month the Book Discussion Group rates the book that we have read on a scale from 1-5.