We'll be discussing The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land.
We will be discussing the book The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?
Join us as we discuss Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley. Bestselling author Buckley's most personal and transcendent work--a memoir about seeing both his parents die within less than 11 months of each other in 2007 and 2008. The author offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a mother or father.
Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines— but when he stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. This is the incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history.