Book Clubs

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

BelovedTitle to be discussed: Beloved by Toni Morrison. Date of meeting: Monday, February 1, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.

The Mystery Continues

The new year will find us in Paris, France.  We will be looking at the book, Death du Jour by Lou Jane Temple.  The setting is in Paris and this book is part of the Spice Box Mystery series.  So if you like mysteries and historical fiction, please join us for our trip to 18th century Paris.  The book club will be meeting on January 20th at 2 pm.  Come enjoy a lively discussion and a crepe a la martine.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

"The ha-ha" by Dave KingTitle to be discussed: The Ha-ha: a novel by Dave King. Date of meeting: Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Jan. 29, 2:30pm in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Howard, a brain-damaged Vietnam vet who can't speak or write, develops a new outlook on life when he is asked to care for a fatherless 9-year-old boy.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

La casa en Mango StreetTitle to be discussed by our bilingual book club: La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Date of meeting: Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 6 PM. Summary: Elogiado por la crítica, admirado por lectores de todas las edades, en escuelas y universidades de todo el país y traducido a una multitud de idiomas, La casa en Mango Street es la extraordinaria historia de Esperanza Cordero.

BARBARA BUSH BRANCH -- AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Crow Lake by Mary LawsonTitle to be discussed: Crow Lake, by Mary Lawson. Date(s) of meeting: Thursday, Dec. 17, 1:30PM in the Earl Elliott Room. Repeated Friday, Dec. 18, 2:30PM in the WCR Conference Room. Summary: This emotional novel follows the lives of four siblings in far northern rural Ontario, following the death of their parents.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The TrialTitle to be discussed:  Franz Kafka's classic novel, The Trial.  Date of meeting:  Monday, January 4, 2010, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  The terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Como agua para chocolateTitle to be discussed:  Como agua para chocolate:  novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores, y remedios caseros  by Laura Esquivel.  Date of meeting:  Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 6:30 PM.  This bilingual book club meets monthly.  Copies of this title are currently available at the library.  Call 281-821-1320 for more information.

MFAH ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO BOOK CLUBS

Private Lives of the ImpressionistsLydia Cassatt Reading the Morning paperThe Museum of Fine Arts has launched a new online book club to provide established book clubs with new ways to link literature to art at the museum.

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