Join us for the Great Beginnings Book Club as we discuss Don’t Sing at the Table by Adriana Trigiani. Visit the past to seek answers to the essential questions that define the challenges women face today. The beloved "New York Times"-bestselling author shares a treasure trove of insight and guidance from her two grandmothers--time-tested, common-sense advice on the most important aspects of a woman's life, from childhood to old age.
We'll be discussing Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love--and just how hard it pulled you under. Technically classified as YA lit, the themes are so universal that anyone who survived high school will relate.
We’ll be discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, mind you, but that's hardly the point. Setting off on the long journey, he is wholly, endearingly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings, and this helps him become someone we can respect. After walking for a while in Harold Fry's very human shoes, you might find that your own fit a bit better.
This month things at Books & Brews are getting graphic. We'll be discussing the first volume in the graphic novel adaption of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Acclaimed novelist Abraham and illustrator Patterson bring Martin's epic fantasy masterwork to life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Books & Brews is a new book club for the 20’s and 30’s crowd.
We'll be discussing Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town—Little Wing—and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Winner of the 2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award.