Book Club Selections
The Messenger Public Library has two monthly book clubs - the Messenger Library Book Discussion Group, which meets on a Monday evening, and the Morning Coffee Break with a Book, which meets on a Tuesday morning. Below are the selections for the group's next meeting. Come and join us!
Messenger Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 4th -- The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
This month's selection is "The Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows. Copies will be available at July's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
"Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Macedonian History. Her notions of real life-the social whirl of Newport and New York- are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the ovelryl eccentric Romeyn family in such a small backwater town." From the publisher.
Thursday, September 1st -- Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing by Lee Gant
This month's selection is "Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing" by Lee Gant. Copies will be available at August's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
"Master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting to comfort and calm, heal and renew."
From the publisher.
Morning Coffee Break & a Book
Tuesday, July 26 -- All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
This month's selection is "All the Stars in the Heavens" by Adriana Trigiani. Copies will be available at June's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk. The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly. Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives.
Tuesday, August 23rd -- Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson
This month's selection is "Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship" by Robert Kurson. Copies will be available at July's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk. Traces the high-stakes quest of John Mattera and Shadow Divers' John Chatterton to find the lost pirate ship of John Bannister, discussing their teamwork with technology-eschewing Tracy Bowden, and the story behind Bannister's elusive treasure.
Tuesday, September 27th -- Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
This month's selection is "Broken Promise" by Linwood Barclay. Copies will be available at August's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
After his wife's death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can't find a way to stop the descent. Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions.