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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Book Club

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…
Book Club: When We Believed in Mermaids

Book Club: When We Believed in Mermaids

By Barbara O’Neal. Can sisters separated by tragedy be reunited by fate? Story: Kathy Porter Kit has mourned the loss of her older sister Josie for 15 years despite their love/hate relationship–Josie, who was tragically addicted to drugs, alcohol, and…
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: Olive, Again

Book Club: Olive, Again

By Elizabeth Strout. A book with a ‘It’s never too late,’ message. Story: Kathy porter Bookworm members waited more than 10 years for Elizabeth Strout to reprise her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” and she has done so impressively with…
Book Club: Normal People

Book Club: Normal People

By Sally Rooney. A story of friendship, love, and happy-ish endings. Set in County Sligo and Dublin, Ireland, Sally Rooney tells the story of Marianne, a high school outcast from a rich family, and Connell, a popular athlete whose mother…
Book Club: The Great Alone

Book Club: The Great Alone

Alaska is a main character in Kristin Hannah’s fictional historical novel. Story: Dorothy Von Brook, Calumet Grove, The Villages Alaska is the backdrop of Kristin Hannah’s historical fiction novel “The Great Alone,” a multi-layered love story – whether toxic or…
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