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, May 5 -- Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Enjoy a lively discussion of month's selection, "Glitter and Glue" by Kelly Corrigan. Copies will be available at April's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
"From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond-sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine-between mothers and daughters." from the publisher
Thursday, June 2 -- Gold by Chris Cleave
This month's selection is "Gold" by Chris Cleave. Copies will be available at May's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
"What would you sacrifice for the people you love? Kate and Zoe met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling-a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion, and unwavering commitment. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals, all of whom are fighting for the last one tenth of a second that separates triumph from despair. Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose." from the publisher
Thursday, July 7 -- Circling the Sun by Paula McLaine
July's selection is "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Copies will be available at June's meeting as well as at the Check Out Desk.
"Transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920's, this book brings to life a fearless and captivating woman-Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa." from the publisher
Morning Coffee Break & a Book
Tuesday, April 26 -- Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
This month's selection is "Above All Things" by Tanis Rideout. Copies will be available at the March meeting and at the Check Out Desk.
Blending historical facts with imaginative fiction, Tanis Rideout interweaves the story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest and a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
Tuesday, May 24 -- Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne
This month's selection is "Everything She Forgot" by Lisa Ballantyne. Copies will be available at April's meeting and at the Check Out Desk.
"They're calling it the worst pile-up in London history. Driving home, Margaret Holloway has her mind elsewhere when she's rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car just seconds before it's engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears. Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something's wrong. Her emotions are running wild. She's having trouble concentrating. More than that, flashbacks to the crash are also dredging up lost associations from her childhood, fragments of events that were wiped from her memory. Whatever happened, she didn't merely forget, she chose to forget. And somehow, Margaret knows deep down that it's got something to do with the man who saved her." From the publisher
Tuesday, June 28 -- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
This month's selection is "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown. Copies will be available at May's meeting and at the Check Out Desk.
The #1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.