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Saturday, May 15, 2021

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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…
Book Club: Sisters in Law

Book Club: Sisters in Law

How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Story: Kathy Porter After COVID-19 forced us into hiatus, the Bookworm Book Club has resumed in-person meetings using an outside venue. One book…
Book Club: ‘One Day’

Book Club: ‘One Day’

The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America. Story: Diane Dean What happened on a random Sunday – December 28, 1986 – is the basis for the book One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours…
Book Club: ‘Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?’

Book Club: ‘Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?’

Study of women’s suffrage continues with story of Alice Paul. Story: Diane Dean The Bookworm Book Club continues studying women’s suffrage during this 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. The book selection of Mr. President How Long…
Book Club: ‘The Pioneers’

Book Club: ‘The Pioneers’

The heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west. Story: Dorothy W. Von Brook  When I first heard the title “The Pioneers,” I thought of the westerns I have watched on TV, but this book is a…
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