Book Clubs

West University Book Group-October 7

the promisePlease join us to discuss The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber.  This book group meeting is part of a wider Gulf Coast Reads program, with many special events and appearances by the author throughout Harris County.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2015, at 11 a.m.

SPANISH BOOK CLUB/CLUB DE LIBROS HISPANOS

The Katy Library hosts a Spanish Book Club the first Wednesday of every month. 
Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reúna con nosotros para converser sobre un libro.  The Club will meet Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m.  This month’s book will be Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club/El Club de la Buena Estrella.

History Lovers' Book Club

Beautiful Maria of My Soul

 

Join us at Baldwin Boettcher on Friday, September 18, 2 pm, for a discussion of Beautiful Maria of My Soul, by Cuban American author Oscar Hijuelos.  This is our Hispanic Heritage Month selection, and copies of the book are available at the library.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

OrchardistTitle to be discussed: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Summary: "At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect them but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Transcribing America as it once was before railways and roads connected its corners, Amanda Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune. She writes with breathtaking precision and empathy, and in The Orchardist she crafts an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in."

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 AM to discuss the book Love You More by Lisa Gardner.  Stop by for a fun discussion with fellow sleuths!

Book Club, Friday, August 21 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss The Dovekeepers: a novel, by Alice Hoffman, on Friday, August 21, at 2 pm.  Based on true events at Masada in 70 C.E., this compelling story explores ancient history, love, and sacrifice, through the lives of four brave women, fated to confront a Roman siege of the fortress where they have taken refuge.

Masters of Suspense Book Club

Vertigo 42

 

Chronic vertigo and fatal falls.  Shades of Hitchcock?

West University Book Group-September 2

sixth extinctionPlease join us to discuss Pulitzer Prize winner, The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert.  

Wednesday September 2, 2015, at  11 a.m.

"Arresting . . . Ms. Kolbert shows in these pages that she can write with elegiac poetry about the vanishing creatures of this planet, but the real power of her book resides in the hard science and historical context she delivers here, documenting the mounting losses that human beings are leaving in their wake."  New York TImes review

History Lovers' Book Club

Magnolia City

 

A city where no dream is too big…

Join us at Baldwin Boettcher on Friday, August 21, 2 pm, for a discussion of Magnolia City, by Duncan W. Alderson.  Copies are available at the library.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

In falling snowTitle to be discussed: In falling snow by Mary-Rose MacColl.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "Traveling to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist, Iris, a young Australian nurse, decides to stay in Paris to help establish a field hospital staffed entirely by women."

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