Adult Book Club

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

 

The Poisonwood Bible

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven. - Publisher

One True Loves

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Emma and Jesse, high school sweethearts, marry and build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents in Massachusetts. They travel the world, live life to the fullest, and seize every opportunity for adventure. On their first anniversay, Jesse is on a helicopter when it goes missing over the Pacific ocean. Just like that, he is gone forever. Emma quits her job and moves back to Massachusetts in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, Emma meets Sam, an old friend, and finds herself falling in love again. They get engaged, and Emma feels like she has a second chance at happiness. Then, Jesse is found, alive. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma must decide who she is and what she wants. She knows she must listen to her heart, although she's not sure what it is saying. - Publisher

The Night Circus

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways. - Publisher

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: The irascible A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, the only bookstore on Alice Island, has already lost his wife. Now, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children's section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: "I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her." A search for Maya's mother, A.J.'s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn't take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner. - Publisher

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