Books

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, May 19 @ 2 pm

In tribute to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, May 19, at 2 pm to discuss The Wangs vs. the World, Jade Chang's debut novel.   When Charles Wang loses everything in the financial crisis of 2008, he embarks on a cross country trip to secure his family and return to his Chinese roots.  Chang's story chronicles some of the ridiculous excesses of the privileged, at the same time revealing her characters' marked capacity for humor and resilience.   

May Pages by the Pint Book Club

The Pages by the Pint Book Club May meeting is coming up at No Label Brewery on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 PM! Join us for beer, books, and bonding. The book is Fates and Furies by Laura Groff. There is still plenty of time to read it and you can check out a copy at the front desk at the Katy Branch Library.  Also, please bring your own lawn chair to the book club as seating is limited. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. See you then!

 

Book Club: An English Spy by Daniel Silva

On Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 am our “A Novel Idea” book club convenes again to discuss “An English Spy” by Daniel Silva. Enjoy light refreshments as you immerse yourself in lively discussion of the work and general social interaction.

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

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

 

May book discussion

Join us for a discussion of Faithful by Alice Hoffman on Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. In the meantime, drop by and pick up the book!

Teen Book Club: Heist Society

Join us as our teen book club continues on Wednesday, May 17 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.

Heist Society by Ally Carter

This month's book will be Heist Society by Ally Carter

Book Club

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.

Cooking, the Graphic Novel

Food Anatomy by Julia RothmanIf a cookbook could be made into a graphic novel, it would look something like Food Anatomy: the Curious Parts & Pieces of our Edible World by Julia Rothman. It's part food encyclopedia, part cooking lessons, and all easy on the eyes. The first thing I learned: the difference between New York, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit styles of pizza. My next lesson will be how to make cheese.  

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.
 

 

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