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Stratford Library: Highlands Book Club

 

Wednesday, May 10th @ 10:15AM

Copies available at the library

 

A diary washed ashore after a tsunami, a Buddhist Nun, a writer living in the rustic wilderness, a story reaching across oceans...

 

A Tale for the Time Being is a thought provoking read.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Snow childTitle to be discussed: The snow child by Eowyn Ivey.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he, breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she, crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them."

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, April 21 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, April 21, at 2 pm to discuss Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance.  In his provocative memoir, Vance describes his upbringing and the culture of his family, with roots in eastern Kentucky.  There have been claims that this book is important because it sheds light on the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election.  Hillbilly Elegy has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for 36 weeks.  It is currently number 2 in nonfiction.  

Book Club: Love Finds You in Humble Texas

Make merry in May with “A Novel Idea” on Wednesday, May 10 at 11:00 am. This month we will be discussing “Love Finds You in Humble Texas” by local author Anita Higman. Come for the discussion, stay for the refreshments and camaraderie.

Love Finds You in Humble Texas

For more information contact Sharon or Monica at 281-590-1456.
 

 

April Book Clubs

Inspirational Book Club April 20th, 2017 (2:00pm)

The Inspirational Book Club will discuss "The Case of the Sin City Sisters" by Lynne Hinton.

Summary

Book Buzz - Teen Book Club

Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, April 6th from 7:15-7:45 PM.  The first title will be announced soon!  All teens are invited to join us for yummy snacks and a fun discussion.

Book Club: Until We Reach Home, by Lynn Austin

A Novel Idea meets again on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:00 am. April's discussion book will be "Until we reach home" by Lynn Austin. Come ready to discuss, talk, share, eat (light refreshments) and get to know others who enjoy reading.

For more information contact Sharon or Monica t 281-590-1456.

Until we reach home by Lynn Austin

 

Teen Book Club: Every Day

Join us as our teen book club continues on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 pm. Discuss the intricacies of the narrative. Share in the interplay of literary minds. Work together to select more great books for next time.

every day by David Levithan

This month we’re reading Every Day by David Levithan.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Spool of blue threadTitle to be discussed: A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler.  Date of meeting: April 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet this Thursday, March 16th at 11:00 AM.  Join them to discuss the book The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th when they will discuss Moving Target by J.A. Jance.

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