Book Club List for 2016

Wondering what to give yourself for Christmas?  Here is our
book club list for next year—January through December.  Have
you read any of them?  Check out reviews on the internet and treat
yourself to a couple —or let Santa do the shopping.  Continue
reading . . .

January 19        The Orphan Train                                  by Christina Blake Kline
—chosen as “one book, one Philadelphia” for 2015

February 16       David and Goliath                                  by Malcolm Gladwell
—discussion of the ‘rules’ of the weak and the mighty in society

March 15            Mudbound                                               by Hillary Jordan
—woman and her two children move to a cotton farm in Mississippi

April 19               Walden                                                     by Henry David Thoreau
—communing with nature in the woods for two years

May 17                 The Boys in the Boat                              by Daniel James Brown
—American rowing team in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

June 21                The Gravedigger’s Daughter                 by Joyce Carol Oates
—an emotional, often brutal book about a young woman escaping from her life

July 19                 The Wives of Los Alamos                       by Tara Shea Nesbit
—the wives of the workers on the A-bomb

August 16             A Widow for One Year                            by John Irving
—the life of a complex, abrasive woman born under dire circumstances

Sept  20                The Elegance of the Hedgehog             by Muriel Barbery
—the friends here are a fifty-four-year old concierge and a twelve-year old

Oct  18                  Enemy Women                                          by Paulette Jiles
—young woman wrongly accused of enemy collaboration in the Civil War

Nov 15                  At the Water’s Edge                                  by Sara Gruen
—World War II era Scotland

Dec 20                  The Sea                                                        by John Banville
—a recently widowed man returns to a childhood resort by the sea

We meet the third Tuesday evening of each month at the Doylestown PA
public library at 7 p.m.   We’d love to have you visit!  Everyone is welcome.

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