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Sunday Noveltea Book Group

Join us one Sunday each month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for Sunday NovelTea, our version of book group lite! Tea and cookies from East 59 Café, will be served during a discussion of our book of the month.

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

by Lisa See

Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate, the first automobile any of them have seen, and a stranger arrives. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

by Amy Stewart

The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters. After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Accidental Empress

by Allison Pataki

The New York Times best-selling author of The Traitor's Wife fictionalizes the little-known and tumultuous love story of "Sisi," the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

by Jennifer Ryan

Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrick Backman

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Stars Are Fire

by Anita Shreve

In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres--the largest fire in Maine's history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

by Hannah Tinti

A coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller that weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to Adirondacks, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is an unforgettable story about the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.

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Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3 pm

Year of Wonders

by Geraldine Brooks

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.

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Book Group: 
Sunday NovelTea Book Discussion Group
Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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