Monday, September 26, 2016

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - Sunday Dec. 4th

Next Book Club Book is Sunday, December 4th @7:00 PM
Hostess: Mary Marotta

Our Book is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.
Reading Group Guide

Hostess: Mary - Christmas 16"
Let's try using Genius Signup to let each other know if we are attending and what you would like to bring. Here is the link  to signup and see what others are bringing!

Reminder: Please bring along one wrapped book for our "Holiday Book Yankee Trade"

Dates for Spring 2017 : ( this will be our 9th year ! )
If any of these dates are in conflict with any big event or school event please let Laurie know. The dates below are all Sunday dates.

January  29th...Sylvia Pepin / Nicole Harris
February 19th
March 26th
April 30th ( Easter is April 16th )
May 21st
June 25th

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger - September 25th

Our next Book Club selection........."Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger
September 25th ------   Hostess .......Kelly Bell

From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson’s Drug Store soda counter, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms.

When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal.

On the surface, Ordinary Grace is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it’s the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God. 

Upcoming Fall Dates:
September 25th ------   Hostess .......Kelly Bell
November 20th or December 4th.....Mary Marotta