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Book Club

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Do you love reading and discussing books with friends or family?

If you do, we have the perfect place for you to come, meet new friends and discuss books!  The group meets for one hour and we really do discuss the book.

Our Afternoon book club meets the first Wednesday of Each Month at 2:00 PM.  For December we are reading:

” The Dry grass of August “

by:  Anna Jean Mayhew

The Dry Grass of AugustWe also have a group that meets the first Thursday of each month in the  Evenings at 6:00.  The December book is:

” The Maltese Falcon “

by: Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese FalconWe will meet on Wednesday, December 7th at 2:00 PM to discuss the Dry Grass of August and on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:00 PM to discuss Maltese Falcon.

( If you are interested call the Library and ask for Kitty )

New Book for 10/20/12

San Miguel  by T. C. Boyle

Description

On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full of struggle and hope, are the subject of T. C. Boyle’s haunting new novel.

Thirty-eight-year-old Marantha Waters arrives on San Miguel on New Year’s Day 1888 to restore her failing health.  Joined by her husband, a stubborn, driven Civil War veteran who will take over the operation of the sheep ranch on the island, Marantha strives  to persevere in the face of the hardships, some anticipated and some not, of living in such brutal isolation. Two years later their adopted teenage daughter, Edith, an aspiring actress, will exploit every opportunity to escape the captivity her father has imposed on her.  Time closes in on them all and as the new century approaches, the ranch stands untenanted. And then in March 1930, Elise Lester, a librarian from New York City, settles on San Miguel with her husband, Herbie, a World War I veteran full of manic energy.  As the years go on they find a measure of fulfillment and serenity; Elise gives birth to two daughters, and the family even achieves a celebrity of sorts. But will the peace and beauty of the island see them through the impending war as it had seen them through the Depression?

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