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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: The Dutch House

Book Club: The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett. An engrossing saga spanning five decades that focuses on a brother and sister affected by devastating family matters. Maeve Conroy is a math genius, and her younger brother Danny is our engaging narrator. Their father Cyril, a…
Book Club: ‘28 Summers’

Book Club: ‘28 Summers’

By Elin Hilderbrand. A memorable beach read! What makes a book a beach read? What makes a book a GOOD beach read? These two questions have been posed by our facilitator Nancy Myers, and Bookworm members are asked to consider…
Book Club: The Last Castle

Book Club: The Last Castle

The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home’ by Denise Kiernan. A fascinating look at life in the ‘gilded age!’ George Vanderbilt was one of the wealthiest men in America at age 25. When…
Book Club: This Tender Land

Book Club: This Tender Land

By William Kent Krueger. The life-changing odyssey of four children.= It is the summer of 1932 at the Lincoln Indian Training School in Minnesota, a boarding school housing Native American children forcibly taken from parents, stripped of their heritage, and…
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…
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