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AMISH BOOK GROUP:
Tuesday, September 16th, 1p.m.
Join us as we kick off our newest book group; the Amish Book Group will read stories about and by authors who specialize in writing about the Amish and Quaker ways of life.
First up: Woman of Courage, Wanda Brunstetter
"Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future." --Amazon.com
TWEEN (4th-6th grades) BOOK GROUP:
Friday, September 5th, 4p.m.
Flora & Ulysses, Katie DiCamillo
"Flora, obsessed with superhero comics, immediately recognizes and gives her wholehearted support to a squirrel that, after a near-fatal brush with a vacuum cleaner, develops the ability to fly and type poetry. The 10-year-old hides her new friend from the certain disapproval of her self-absorbed, romance-writer mother, but it is on the woman's typewriter that Ulysses pours out his creations." --School Library Journal
|October||Doll Bones, Holly Black|
|November||Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls|
|December||A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens|
TEEN (8th-12th Grades) BOOK GOUP:
Can I See Your ID: True Stories of False Identities
Thursday, August 21st, 4p.m.
"True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand."
|September||*Bring a book you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*|
|October||We Were Liars, E. Lockhart|
|November||Unwind, Neal Schusterman|
|December||Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn, David Leviathan|
Book Discussion Group
Join us on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7p.m. to discuss:
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
“A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.”
|October||In Cold Blood, Truman Capote|
|November||The Good Lord Bird, James McBride|
*Bring a book you've enjoyed reading around the holidays to share with the group*