First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Circling the Sun
Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.
Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of natures delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Star for Mrs. Blake
Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.
Synopsis: Cora Blake never dreamed shed go to Paris. Shes hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas.
Join us as we discuss The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.