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Kathy Porter

Kathy Porter is president of the Bookworm Book Club in The Villages, which has been promoting reading for more than 10 years. Kathy lives in The Villages and is a Florida Master Gardener.
Book Club: Crazy

Book Club: Crazy

A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley. A timeless, hard-hitting case for reform! Although this book was published in 2007, it is as relevant today as when Pete Earley wrote it. An award-winning author and a journalist…
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

By Kim Michele Richardson. Blue woman pursues respectability, love amid poverty, and prejudice in historical novel. Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, a blue-skinned woman of eastern Kentucky who carries a recessive gene that causes an enzyme…
BOOK CLUB: “A Man Called Ove”

BOOK CLUB: “A Man Called Ove”

A Moving, Laugh-Out-Loud Story About A Very Unusual Man! How does a book by a Swedish author about a judgmental, impatient curmudgeon governed by strict routine and thinks he is surrounded by idiots become an international bestseller? Fredrik Backman, in…
BOOK CLUB: Ordinary Grace

BOOK CLUB: Ordinary Grace

As the summer of 1961 begins in New Bremen, Minnesota, 13-year-old Frank Drum and his younger brother Jake are about to attend the funeral of their young friend, Bobby Cole, who was killed while playing on the railroad tracks. Bobby…
BOOK CLUB: The storied life of A.J. Fikry

BOOK CLUB: The storied life of A.J. Fikry

A charming ode to books and the local bookstore Widower A.J. Fikry owns the only bookstore on remote Alice Island, a summer tourist destination off the coast of Massachusetts. Part curmudgeon, part literary connoisseur, and short story aficionado, Fikry isolated…
BOOK CLUB: Man In The Blue Moon

BOOK CLUB: Man In The Blue Moon

World War I is raging in Europe. Ella’s gambling, opium-addicted husband Harlan has disappeared once again from their rural home near Apalachicola. The youngest of her three sons is gravely ill and the mortgage payment is due on her father’s…
BOOK CLUB: All The Light We Cannot See

BOOK CLUB: All The Light We Cannot See

Marie-Laure LeBlanc has been blind since the age of six. Her papa is the principal locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. He patiently teaches Marie-Laure how to identify the streets they traverse and has made…
BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

A Heart-Warming and Funny Love Story! Brilliant genetics professor Don Tillman is 39 years old, tall, fit, and intelligent with an above-average income. He wants to get married but freely admits his brain is just wired differently. He lives his…
BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

Thirteen-year-old Theo Decker and his mother are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan when a terrorist’s bomb explodes killing and injuring scores of people, including Theo’s mother. A dying man entrusts Theo with a priceless painting by Carel…
BOOK CLUB: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

BOOK CLUB: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

A fun-filled novel about family and relationships After planning three weddings in two years for her daughters, Sookie Poole is looking forward to a rest. However, she still has to cope with her demanding mother, 88-year-old Lenore, a loud and…
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