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Upcoming Book Club Events

    • 08/10/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Our host for this month is Rosemary O'Hara.  
    Our book is "The Guest List: A Novel," by Lucy Foley.

    On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate a wonderful wedding. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine or a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every other detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.


    But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bride’s oldest male friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

    • 09/14/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Our host for this month is Brenda Hanson.

     
    Our book is "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," by David Grann.

    In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.


    Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered and the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

     

    • 10/12/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Our host for this month is TBD.  
    Our book is
    "Klara and the Sun: A Novel," by Kazuo Ishiguro.

    This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend for young people with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. 


    This is  a look at the world (set in the near future) through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love? Ishiguro is a Nobel laureate and author of “The Remains of the Day,” among other bestsellers.


    • 11/09/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Our host for this month is Cathy Goocher.  
    Our book is "The Tender Bar: A Memoir," by J. R. Moehringer.

    J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J.R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J.R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. Though J.R.'s mother was his world, he craved something more, something faintly and hauntingly audible only in The Voice.


    At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, he turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. The alphas along the bar—including J.R.'s Uncle Charlie, a Humphrey Bogart look-alike; Colt, a Yogi Bear sound-alike; and Joey D, a softhearted brawler—took J.R. to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle. They provided a kind of fathering-by-committee. Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for him to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak—and eventually from reality.

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