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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.

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.
 

 

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

Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Colson Whitehead's bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick, The Underground Railroad, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.The Pulitzer committee lauded Railroad "for a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America."

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.

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