Saturday, January 4, 2014

January Book Club Discussions

Join us for our January Book Discussions! These discussions are open to the public, and you don't need to register in advance. Just read the book and come prepared to meet new people and take part in a lively discussion. Newcomers welcome!

The Morning Book Discussion Group is reading Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino. John Grisham says, "Few stories of wrongful convictions have happy endings, but the one told by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Cannino is far different.  It is the powerful account of violence, rage, redemption, and, ultimately, forgiveness." The Morning Book Discussion Group meets on Tuesday, January 28 at 10:00 am.

The Evening Book Discussion Group is reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. An Amazon review states, "In her haunting, evocative debut Eowyn Ivey stakes her claim on a Russian fairy tale, daring the reader--and the characters--to be lulled into thinking they know the ending. But, as with the Alaskan wilderness, there’s far more here than meets the eye. On the surface it’s the story of a childless pioneer couple running from their East Coast lives and struggling to survive in the harshest of climates while also attempting to reconnect with each other; but it’s also the story of the spring of hope that bubbles out of new friendships, of the slow realization of love for a surrogate child, of the ties between man and nature. With the transparent prose of a fairy tale and descriptions to put nature writing to shame, The Snow Child immerses readers in a 1920s Alaska that will draw them back again and again." The Evening Book Discussion Group meets on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm.