3rd Monday Book Club

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

Avenue of Mysteries

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Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving: Juan Diego -- a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico -- has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming -- specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you... As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, ... where what happened to him in the past -- in Mexico -- collides with his future. - Publisher

Orhan's Inheritance

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Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian: When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than it answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan's grandfather would have left their home to this woman rather than to his own family. - Publisher

In the Unlikely Event

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Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume: In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life -- when a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving her community reeling. - Publisher

Book of Marie

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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