The Reader's Loft Book Group Registration
The Reader's Loft recognizes the importance of book groups as a way of creating community around the written word in these modern and often too-busy times.
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When you register your book group at The Reader's Loft, you receive:
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A Reader's Loft Book Group
Mary Coin By Marisa Silver
Tuesday, July 9
6pm at The Reader's Loft
A READER'S LOFT BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
In 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange took a portrait that would become the most iconic image of the Great Depression. Her subject was Florence Owens Thompson, a 32-year-old Native American and mother of seven. "Mary Coin" is the novel inspired by that photograph.
AAUW Book Group
Defending Jacob By William Landay
Not Open To Public
Tuesday, June 25 - 3:00 pm
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his
suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in
his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife,
Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England
town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is
charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy.
Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his
father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage
threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how
little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own —
between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's
tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
Award-winning author William Landay has written the
consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis — a suspenseful,
character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal,
and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
Billie's Book Club
The Lone Ranger and Tonto First Fight in Heaven By Sherman Alexie
Not Open To Public
Tuesday, September 17
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie,
a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark
realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the
Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by
characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled
with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a
nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol
seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who
tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses,
dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the
Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III," even though he actually writes then
on his kitchen table. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter,
and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites,
reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and mostly poetically
between modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
Chrysalis Book Group
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry By Rachel Joyce
Tuesday, July 16
6:00 pm at The Reader's Loft
Harold Fry, recently retired, lives unhappily with his wife in a small English village. Then he receives a good-bye letter from a dying woman he hasn't seen in twenty years. He is determined to make his reply in person, and believes that as long as he walks (for six hundred miles) she will live.
Denmark Book Nuts
Trail of Evil By Janson Mancheski
Tuesday, October 15
Two female victims remain missing from a recent Green Bay kidnapping case. Detective Cale Van Waring uses his suspension to venture to Rome and to Africa, in an effort to locate his victims and expose an international human trafficking ring. In the meantime, Cale learns his fiance may be pregnant from the man who raped her. And this becomes another issue he must deal with as he hunts down the monsters responsible for ruining so many innocent people's lives.