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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 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…
BOOK CLUB: The Book Club

BOOK CLUB: The Book Club

A novel about the power of friendship It is not often that a book we have chosen to read disappoints so many members. Unfortunately, that was case with The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe. Members felt she missed an…
BOOK CLUB: <i>The Boys In The Boat</i>

BOOK CLUB: The Boys In The Boat

Farm boys, fishermen and loggers who win Olympic gold! It’s the fall of 1933, the Great Depression has gripped the country for four years and 10 million people are without jobs. It’s a cold and dreary day in Seattle as…
BOOK CLUB: Everglades — America’s Wetland

BOOK CLUB: Everglades — America’s Wetland

Photographer takes readers on unforgettable journey through Florida’s River of Grass. The Bookworm Book Club was honored to host award-winning conservation photographer and naturalist Mac Stone as the debut speaker for The Distinguished Florida Author Series. His just-released book “Everglades:…
BOOK CLUB: <em>The Kitchen House</em>

BOOK CLUB: The Kitchen House

An Antebellum Story of Life and Tragedy on a Virginia Plantation The story of “The Kitchen House” unfolds through the eyes of two narrators. The first are Lavinia’s. She’s a red-haired, Irish child of 7 years old who becomes an…
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