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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Book Club

Book Club: ‘West with Giraffes’

Book Club: ‘West with Giraffes’

By Lynda Rutledge. A story based on the real-life journey of two young giraffes on their way to the San Diego Zoo, and all the lives they touch along the way. My fascination with giraffes started at an early age.…
Book Club: American Dirt

Book Club: American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins. A story about the revenge taken on a journalist and her family after she writes about drug cartels in Acapulco, Mexico. Lydia is married to Sebastian Peréz Delgado, a journalist who writes about the drug cartels in…
Book Club: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

Book Club: My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

‘My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House’ by Lillian Rogers Parks in collaboration with Frances Spatz Leighton. Maggie Rogers, a black woman with two young children, was abandoned by her husband. She joined the all-black domestic staff at the…
Book Club: Timely book

Book Club: Timely book

‘Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World’ by Vivek H. Murthy, MD. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is the 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States. In his groundbreaking book, “Together: The Healing Power…
Book Club: ‘Anxious People’

Book Club: ‘Anxious People’

By Fredrik Backman. A story about a robbery gone wrong, and the series of events, peppered with the antics of complicated characters that transpires afterwards. The book “Anxious People” is Swedish author Fredrick Backman’s fifth novel, and it certainly is…
Book Club: ‘The Lost and Found Bookshop’

Book Club: ‘The Lost and Found Bookshop’

By Susan Wiggs. A touching story about one woman’s journey toward her discovery of hidden family secrets and of what’s truly important in life.  Natalie Harper is about to celebrate a big promotion when her whole world is shattered.  First,…
Book Club: The Splendid and the Vile

Book Club: The Splendid and the Vile

By Erik Larson. A saga told by intimate narrative of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz. Story: Lisa French Erik Larson is a master of narrative non-fiction. His book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” details Winston Churchill’s first year…
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…
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