Adult Book Club

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
At the Madison County Library

 

84 Charing Cross Road

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff: This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world. - Publisher

Bogmeadow's wish

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Bogmeadow's Wish by Terry Kay: When Cooper Coghlan arrives in Ireland with the cremains of his grandfather, Finn Coghlan, he has one instruction: Let my ashes blow in the wind. You'll know the place when you come to it. I'll be there, telling you. He also has tender memories of his grandfather's exaggerated stories of Irish wonder and magic--stories of leprechauns and legends and the mysterious power of fate. But he does not have the story of why his grandfather left Ireland as a young man.

Mesmerized by his romantic vision of Ireland, Cooper begins his search with the unknowing help of friends in America who have employed a charming, down-on-his-luck Irish actor named Sandy McAfee to con his way into Cooper's life as his guide. Yet neither is prepared for the presence of Kathleen O Reilly, a public relations specialist whose tour on behalf of the NewTree campaign is eerily parallel to the travels that Sandy plots in leading Cooper on his hunt for his grandfather's ghost. And in those landmarks--Waterford, Youghal, Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Kenmare, Dingle--the fate of the Irish that Finn Coghlan talked of magically brings Cooper and Kathleen together.

Yet, there is a truth between the two of them that not even the enchanting tale of Finn McCool and Sally Cavanaugh, or of Patrick the Believer, can resolve. For that, Cooper must use the one gift bestowed on him as a child by his grandfather--Bogmeadow's wish. - Publisher

Edgar and Lucy

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato: Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear: not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past. - Publisher

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