Book Discussion Groups

Genoa Library

 

Morning Discussion

December 17th, 2020  At 9:30am

Thackrey room

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is her best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette vanishes. It all began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle -- and people in general -- has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence -- creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or 
on the Libby App as an Ebook 
Call Ariel (419) 855-3380 with questions

Genoa Library

 

Evening Discussion

December 15th, 2020  At 6:30pm

Thackrey Room

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River.

 

There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas

Copies of the book are available at the
Genoa Library Circ Desk
or 
on the Libby App as an Ebook
Call Ariel (419) 855-3380 with questions
 
Elmore Library

november 19, 2020 - 10am

meeting @ elmore library

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

Copies of the book are available at the
Elmore Library Circ Desk
or
on the Libby app as an Ebook
Call Jen (419) 862-2482 with questions
 

Read Between the Wines Book Group

Wine Flight
332 Rice St. Elmore, OH

December 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

This meeting will be held via ZOOM

join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84427753470?pwd=WE9QRG43YUg3WHRoK3pkRTh5NWlvUT09

Meeting ID: 844 2775 3470
Password: 486458

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (Us and Them); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (Jesus Shaves); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm (Let It Snow); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (Six to Eight Black Men); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like (The Monster Mash); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (Cow and Turkey)

Copies of the book are available at the Elmore Library Circ Desk
or
 on the Libby app as an Ebook
Call Katie (419) 862-2482 with questions  

Once a month, read the book and come to WINE FLIGHT ready to discuss while sipping on your favorite beverage!

Participants receive $2 off glasses of wine. Don't worry--there will be time to socialize as well!

Contact Info

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328 Toledo St.

P.O. Box 45

Elmore, OH 43416

Phone:  (419) 862-2482

Fax:  (419) 862-2123

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