Well-Read Book Club

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August 25 2021

Repeats every month on June, July, August on the fourth Wednesday until Wed Aug 25 2021 except Wed Jun 23 2021.
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us to read this month's selection!

May - Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

​“Keane's story embraces family lives in all their muted, ordinary, yet seismic shades… offers empathy and the long view… Tender and patient, the novel avoids excessive sweetness while planting itself deep in the soil of commitment and attachment. Graceful and mature. A solidly satisfying, immersive read.”—Kirkus​ Review​

June - Nighthawk's Wing by Charles Fergus 

​The author, Charles Fergus will join the meeting virtually and discuss his newest mystery set in Colerian County, PA in 1836. ​"A ​rich novel of a distant time and a man who is “Othered” in most aspects of his life . . . Although the book is clearly crime fiction, it is equally an exploration of the soul in the presence of death and wrongdoing. Which is, after all, what a “stranger here below” can expect."​​ Please register here to join the meeting.— The New York Journal of Books

July - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

​“King has stepped onto the sacred literary preserve of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, poached Holmes, and brilliantly brought him to life again.” ―The Washington Post Book World

August The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

"Colson Whitehead continues to make a classic American genre his own. . . . The narration is disciplined and the sentences plain and sturdy, oars cutting into water. Every chapter hits its marks. . . . Whitehead comports himself with gravity and care, the steward of painful, suppressed histories; his choices on the page can feel as much ethical as aesthetic. The ordinary language, the clear pane of his prose, lets the stories speak for themselves. . . . Whitehead has written novels of horror and apocalypse; nothing touches the grimness of the real stories he conveys here" —The New York Times

 

 

 

 


 

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