Book Clubs

West University Book Group-April 6

cutting for stonePlease join us to discuss Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.  

Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m.

“A marvel of a first novel. Verghese’s generosity of spirit is beautifully embodied in this gripping family saga that brings mid-century Ethiopia to vivid life. The practice of medicine is like a spiritual calling in this book, and the unforgettable people at its center bring passion and nobility—not to mention humor and humility—to the ancient art, while living an unforgettable story of love and betrayal and forgiveness. It’s wonderful.” —Ann Packer

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss So, you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson on March 8th @ 7:00 PM

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The March selection will be So, you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson 


Summary


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most under appreciated forces: shame.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Fannie Flagg I still dream about youTitle to be discussed: I still dream about you by Fannie Flagg.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie's life seems perfect, practically; she is lovely, charming, and a successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can't help but wonder how she wound up in her present condition. Maggie had been on her way to becoming Miss America and realizing her childhood dream of living in an elegant old home on top of Red Mountain, with the adoring husband the 2.5 children, but then something unexpected changed everything.... But just when things seem completely hopeless, Maggie suddenly comes up with the perfect plan to solve it all. Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but she soon discovers that everybody has secrets of their own...."

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

Hey teens, join us for a lively discussion of The Book Thief, Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Haven’t read the book, come anyway to help select books for future meetings.

SPANISH BOOK CLUB/CLUB DE LIBROS HISPANOS

Join the Katy Library’s Spanish Book Club for lively book discussions the first Wednesday of each month.  The club will meet Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Detras de la Lluvia by Joaquin M. Barrero.

West University Book Group-March 2

Please join us to discuss The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt.  

the whitesWednesday, March 2, 2016.

“Riveting… [Price] has a knack for using…detective work the way John le Carré has used spy stories and tradecraft, as a framework on which to build complex investigations into the human soul... No one these days writes with more kinetic energy or more hard-boiled verve… A gripping police procedural and an affecting study in character and fate.” ―Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Invention of wingsTitle to be discussed: The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined."

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss The All-Girl filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg on February 9th @ 7:00 PM

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The February selection will be The All-Girl filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg.

 

Summary

West University Book Group-February 3

all our namesPlease join us to discuss All Our Names, by Dinaw Mengestu.  This book selection is in observance of African American History Month.

Wednesday, February 3, at 11 a.m.

Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple’s bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac’s past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life—and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, here is a love story for our time.

 

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss the History of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor on January 12th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. This month’s book will be  History of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor. 

Summary

From the renowned director of the British Museum, a kaleidoscopic history of humanity told through things we have made.

When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities and what made them succeed? Who invented math-or came up with money?

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