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Jul 2024: Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell Non-Fiction suggested by Janet Gertrude Bell turned her back on her priviledged life for her passion for the Arab people, becoming the architect of Iraq seeing its first king Faisal onto the throne. from Amazon –  Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell […]

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Aug 2024: Special Meeting

The Covenant of Water  by Abraham Verghese Fiction suggested by Janet special meeting — We are taking two months to read The Covenant of Water. At this special meeting we can discuss how you like reading it so far, and/or what is one of your favorite books and why. (736 pages) An epic of love, faith, […]

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Sep 2024: The Covenant of Water

The Covenant of Water  by Abraham Verghese Fiction suggested by Janet (736 pages, so we are taking two months to read it.) An epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret. from Amazon – Spanning the years 1900 to […]

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Oct 2024: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Fiction suggested by Lisa After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget […]

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Jun 2024: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Non-Fiction suggested by JoAnn Every time they took off, they risked being killed. The dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly. from Amazon – On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. […]

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May 2024: The Greenlanders

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley Fiction suggested by Shirley 14th century Greenland, a proud landowner, his willful daughter, his knowledge seeking son, and a world of farmers, priests, hunts and feasts, and long feuds. from Amazon – an enthralling epic tale, written in the tradition of the old Norse sagas, that takes us to fourteenth-century […]

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Apr 2024: Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Fiction suggested by Terry Winner of 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. An Oprah’s Book Club selection.  Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, grows a boy with a fierce talent for survival. Brilliant re-imagining of David Copperfield, set in modern-day Appalachia.

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Mar 2024: What’s Bred in the Bone

What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies Fiction suggested by Romie From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood, through various mysterious encounters, the events in Francis’ life were not always what they seemed. From Amazon – Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to […]

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Feb 2024: What Happened to You?

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Non-Fiction suggested by Nader Our earliest experiences shape our lives. Here is powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

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Jan 2024:The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Fiction suggested by Susan From Amazon –   Four boys set out to travel the country in search of a fresh start: Emmett and Billy want to find their mother who left them when they were young, and Duchess and Woolly are on the hunt for a stashed wad of cash. […]