Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
July 11Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The best-selling author of Eat Pray Love builds on her personal generative process to counsel readers on how to let go of needless suffering while learning to understand the mysterious nature of inspiration and creativity. – (Baker & Taylor)
August 8Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice
The personal story of the former Secretary of State traces her childhood in segregated Alabama, describes the influence of people who shaped her life, and pays tribute to her parents’ characters and sacrifices. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
June 5A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Two women living one hundred years apart who experience similar tragic losses of love–Clara’s in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn’s in the collapse of the Twin Towers–are connected through time by a scarf. – (Baker & Taylor)
September 12The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. Discussion guide available online. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Firefly Lane. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
June 28Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
A thought-provoking portrait of world-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer follows the efforts of this unconventional Harvard genius to understand the world’s great health, economic, and social problems and to bring healing to humankind. – (Baker & Taylor)
July 26Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice. – (Baker & Taylor)