Upcoming Book Discussion Events

February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
London, 1940. Emmy Lake, a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services, lands another job at the London Evening Chronicle, hoping to become a war correspondent. What she is, however, is a typist for an advice columnist who doesn't want to answer any “unpleasant” letters. But Emmy does.... Read More
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March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:30pm
The fictionalized story of Alva Smith Vanderbilt, a poverty-stricken Southern Belle, who marries nouveau riche William Vanderbilt. The NYC high society is not accepting of this new family, and Alva discovers that a life of wealth is not itself a recipe for happiness. Available on OverDrive/Libby as... Read More
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March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
It’s the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself... Read More
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April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 1:30pm
Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians... Read More
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April 27, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
This book was one of our favorites when we read it in 2010. When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them... Read More
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May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:15pm
1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he... Read More
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May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie--or Mrs. Onassis, as she's known in the office--has fallen in love with James's candidly... Read More
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