Afternoon Book Discussion
These are books that our Afternoon group have read each month over the last decade! This list spans from 2005 to present.
Chesley Memorial Library
Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story (Paperback)(Large Print)
Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She's Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin' and Hopin'--an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story and David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries, Lamb's Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello--a distant co
Dream New Dreams
Now in paperback, a remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir byJai Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller The Last Lecture whilebattling pancreatic cancer. "Jai is such a giver that she often forgets to take care of herself," RandyPausch wrote about his wife. "Jai knows that she'll have to give herselfpermission to make herself a priority." In Dream New Dreams, Jai Pausch shares her own story for the first time: heremotional journey from wife and mother to full-time
The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston’s streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing socce
Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef|NOOK Book
Blood, Bones & Butter By Gabrielle Hamilton - A New York Times bestseller hailed as “simply the best memoir by a chef ever” (Anthony Bourdain). With candor and comedy, Gabrielle Hamilton traces the turns in her life that led to her becoming a highly acclaimed chef. “Dazzling… Brilliantly written” (The New York Times).
Unless by Carol Shields
Unless by Carol Shields. Shields draws you into the lives of people, so completely unlike you (in this case me) and lets you witness their lives in the midst of a long-drawn out tragedy. Written with such delicate finesse you won't notice the moment you get completely, inextricably involved. A surprise ending of sorts. Themes include the rigours of modern life, parenthood, familial relationships, feminism, identity, success, etc.