Every Third Monday at 12:30 PM 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 and book on cd. (2016) Ages: 55 Yrs +
Past Third Monday Book Bunch Selections
The Women in the Castle
Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart.
Same Kind of Different as Me
Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international art dealer at home in a world of Armani-suited millionaires. And then they all came together. Same Kind of Different As Me is their story: an emotional tale of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, dug out between the bondages of this earth and the free possibility of heaven.
Booked on Fridays
Every Second Friday at Noon
Our lunchtime book club meets the second Friday of each month at noon. Bring your lunch and join us for some light conversation and fun. Additional copies are available for check-out at the Help Desk or on OverDrive.
Past Booked on Friday Selections
Planning Meeting Bring ideas and suggested titles for the upcoming year.
Cutting for Stone
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics—their passion for the same woman—that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him nearly destroying him Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.