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The I Love a Mystery Book Club of the Cummings Library in Palm City met in February on Tuesday the 10th at 2pm to discuss famed author Lee Child. Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant, an English novelist internationally known for his American-based, tough-guy, thriller-mystery novels. His famous Jack Reacher mystery series has been turned into a motion picture.
The second meeting of the Women in Literature Book Club at the Hoke Library is on Thursday, January 29th at 2pm. Discussion will be on the four short stories from the collection “Women & Fiction”: Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, I Stand here Ironing by Tillie Olsen , In a Region of Ice by Joyce Carol Oates, and Everyday Use by Alice Walker.
The I Love a Mystery book club of the Cummings Library in Palm City has chosen their May author as Harlan Coben. They will meet Tuesday, May 12th at 2pm. With over 60 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last seven consecutive novels, Missing You, Six Years, Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 43 languages around the globe.
Annie’s Book Club will meet Thursday, May 7th at 10am to discuss Out of Africa. In this book, Isak Dinesen gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the land: of her guests: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.
Annie’s Book Club meets at the Elisabeth Lahti in Indiantown on Thursday, January 8th at 10am for their talk about No Night is Too Long. Barbara Vine has written a relentlessly compelling tale of sexual obsession, mistaken identity, and murder. In this novel, Vine has written a tour de force, rich in characters and setting, a remarkable novel by an internationally celebrated master of her craft.
The Hobe Sound Public Library Book Club will meet Tuesday, July 7th at 1pm to discuss Herman Koch’s novel, The Dinner. Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
The Blake Library’s Sample Book Club met Monday, February 9th at 2pm for their meeting of Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. The unexpected relationship between a war-scarred woman and an exiled gardener leads to a journey through remorse to a kind of peace. After a notable debut, Eng returns to the landscape of his origins with a poetic, compassionate, sorrowful novel set in the aftermath of World War II in Malaya.
Join the Nonfiction Book Club’s discussion at the Blake Library, Monday, November 24th at 6:30pm. In The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is history and science made fresh and vibrant—a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way.
Annie’s Book Club will meet Thursday, March 5th at 10am at the Elisabeth Lahti Library to chat about Amateur Marriage. From the unmatched Anne Tyler, comes a rich and compelling novel about a mismatched marriage--and its consequences, spanning three generations. Throughout the novel readers are drawn ever more fully into the complex entanglements of family life in this wise, embracing, and deeply perceptive novel.