Every Second Friday
Our lunchtime book club meets the second Friday of each month. Bring your lunch and join us for some light conversation and fun. Additional copies available for check-out at the Help Desk or on OverDrive.
Past Booked on Friday Selections
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios kidnapping, murder seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.
Third Monday Book Bunch
Every Third Monday at the Senior Recreation Center
Social networking and a good book. No batteries required! Immerse yourself into a good story with friends. Discuss thrilling tales, mysterious manuscripts, and awe-inspiring adventures. Books are selected a month in advance by the group and based on group discussion and interest. Copies of the book will be available in large print, book on cd, e-book and e-audio. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission. (2016) Ages: 55 Yrs +
Past Third Monday Book Bunch Selections
Vanessa and Her Sister
London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa and Virginia are leaving behind their childhood home. Each member of the group will go on to earn fame and success, but so far Vanessa Bell has never sold a painting and Virginia Woolf’s book review has just been turned down by The Times. But the landscape shifts when Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love and her sister feels dangerously abandoned. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa’s constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must decide if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all else.