Book Club, Fiction
Books and Authors We Wished We Had Time to Read Earlier
March, 2013 - August, 2013
March 20 & 21, 2013
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. "Alexandra Bergson, a young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm and must transform it from raw prairie into a prosperous enterprise, is the first of Cather's great heroines--all of them women of strong will and an even stronger desire to overcome adversity and succeed."
April 17 & 18, 2013
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout. “With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Strout explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. "
May 15 & 16, 2013
Pompeii by Robert Harris. “Robert Harris New York Times bestseller and author of Archangel chronicles the suspenseful last days of the legendary ancient city nestled below the slopes of the volcano Mount Vesuvius. "[An] intelligent, engaging historical novel."--The Washington Post Book World."
June 19 & 20, 2013
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. “Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. ”
July 17 & 18, 2013
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. "Faye Travers discovers a rare Native American drum while appraising an estate in New Hampshire. The drum's passage is traced both forward and backward in time, revealing how it changed the lives of those whose paths it crossed.”
August 21 & 22, 2013
Little Children by TomPerrotta. "Thirty-ish aged parents raise their kids in the kind of sleepy American suburb where nothing ever seems to happen-at least until one eventful summer, when a convicted child molester moves back to town, and two restless parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could have imagined. Unexpectedly suspenseful, but written with all the fluency and dark humor of Perrotta's previous novels, Little Children exposes the adult dramas unfolding amidst the swing sets and slides of an ordinary American playground."
When: The third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and the following Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Where:Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St, Falmouth. RSVP 508-457-2555 ext. 6
Goal: To leave the discussion feeling that you understand the book better than when you arrived.
Books Previously Read