We’ll be discussing Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. Leaving Time is a love story – love between mother and child, love between soulmates, and love between elephants—told from a variety of narrators, all of whom are broken and lost. Jenna is searching for answers to the disappearance of her mother, and seeks the help of a retired police detective and a psychic. Alice, Jenna’s mom, disappeared after a tragic accident during her work at the elephant sanctuary. The book is an ode to motherhood in all its forms.
We'll be discussing The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the life of her unforgettable heroine, Hattie Shepherd, Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of bitterness and love, and the promise of a new North, built on the backs of Hattie's children.
Join us as we discuss The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. Alma DeGeer Dunahew works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. In 1929 her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Alma thinks she knows the answer.
Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. "Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet" . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.