Book Club

ACTIVE ADULT CENTER BOOK CLUB

MAY 20 - Monday at 1:00 PM

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh.



As the product of a fifth generation Kansas farming family, Smarsh takes a look at the corrosive impact inter-generational poverty and the class divide that people can face if they are thought to be less because they earn less.  She has first hand knowledge about the lives of the poor and working-class Americans living in the middle of our country.


JULY 15 - Monday at 1:00 PM

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris

Al love story in the midst of the horror, terror and destruction of World War II, the Holocaust and the Auschwitz-Birkenay gas chambers.  The story is based on the true story of Lale Sokolov and Gita, their lives and love during the war and how they found each other afterwards.  A tale of the human spirit that soars and causes a tear or two to be shed in one of the best books in the last five years.

September 9 - Monday at 1:00 PM

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Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

One evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine, three teenage friends wait for the movie to start. A boy flirts with a girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shop. Then the shooters arrived. The carnage lasts only eight minutes before the killers are taken down. But for those who live through it, the effects last forever. One dedicates himself to a law enforcement career. Another tries to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room--until she finds a way to pour her emotions into art. But someone isn't satisfied with the shocking death toll. As the survivors slowly heal, another conspirator lies in wait -- and there may be nowhere to hide.

EVENING AT THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

May 14th at 7:00 pm

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


Copies of this book will be available at the library next week.

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet, a curmudgeon with staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse. People think him bitter, and he thinks himself surrounded by idiots. Ove's well-ordered, solitary world gets a shake-up...with the appearance of new neighbors, a chatty young couple and their two boisterous daughters, who announce their arrival by accidentally flattening Ove's mailbox with their U-Haul. What follows is a heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unlikely friendships, and a community's unexpected reassessment of the one person they thought they had all figured out...Fredrik Backman's irresistible novel about the angry old man next door is an uplifting exploration of the unreliability of first impressions and a gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it is shared with other people.