Evening Book Discussion Club

At the Lavonia-Carnegie Library

The End of Your Life Book Club

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Monday, April 27, 2015

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe: The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. (nonfiction) - Publisher

Rules of Civility: a Novel

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Rules of Civility: a Novel by Amor Towles: A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow. - Publisher

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland: Eight linked stories tracing the history of a painting by the 17th century Dutch artist, Vermeer. In one, he paints his daughter to pay off debts, a second story describes the loss of the ownership papers, a third takes place on the eve of its theft by the Nazis. - Publisher

Elizabeth I

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth I by Margaret George: Elizabeth's rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth's throne, Lettice Knollys had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. They are both women of fierce intellect and desire: one trying to protect her country, and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family and each vying to convince the reader of her own private vision of the truth. - Publisher

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