3rd Monday Book Club

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
At the Oconee County Library

Book of Marie

Book Cover

Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Book of Marie by Terry Kay: In spring 1962, a young black girl is killed at a civil rights demonstration on a university campus in Atlanta. The next day a home in Georgia is burned. Both events are etched into the memory of Cole Bishop, eerily playing out the predictions of a former classmate named Marie Fitzpatrick. Cole and Marie are high school seniors when they first meet in fall 1954. Cole is a native-born Southerner accepting the traditions of segregation as a way of life. Marie is a recent transplant from Washington, DC, a brilliant and assertive nonconformist with bold predictions about a new world that is about to be ushered in by the force of desegregation. The odd friendship between the two of them continues after high school in a series of tender and revealing letters. - Publisher

A Mountain of Crumbs

Book Cover of A Mountain of Crumbs

Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova: Elena’s country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language—but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive. - Publisher

Bless Me Ultima

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Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya: Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a healing woman, that leads him to question his faith and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture. - Publisher

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