Our four book clubs will end the 2013 reading year at their meetings in November, since they don’t meet in December. But it’s not too late to join one of them, especially if you would like to find out what members will be reading next year. Newcomers are always welcome!
If you would like to share a book you have recently read and enjoyed, come visit our What Are You Reading Now? Book Club, which will meet on Monday, November 4, from 1 – 2:30 PM, in Haggard Library’s upstairs conference room. This is always informal and interesting!
Second Tuesday Book Club will discuss The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman, on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:15 p. m. at Schimelpfening Library. Set in Australia, this first novel describes what happens when Tom and Isabel, keepers of a lighthouse on remote Janus Rock, discover a baby girl and a dead man in a boat that washes ashore near their home. What will the consequences be if they decide to keep the little girl?
John Hart’s The Last Child is the book chosen by Third Thursday Mystery Book Club for its meeting on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p. m. at Davis Library. A year after his sister Alyssa disappears, Johnny Merrimon continues to search obsessively through the streets of the small North Carolina town where he and his mother live. A tale of a broken and grieving family, and a community’s frightening secrets.
The classic Rebecca, by Daphne duMaurier will be discussed by Brown Bag Book Club at 12 noon at Parr Library, also on Thursday, November 21. (The meeting will be a week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday.) This is perhaps the greatest gothic novel of the twentieth century, the story of secretive Maxim deWinter, his timid second wife, and the ghostly presence of beautiful, haunting Rebecca.