A Book Club for Adults
Each year from July through June, we read two literary classics, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction / biographies and devote two meetings to “What else are you reading?” discussions.
The Time Traveler’s Wife - June 7, 2017
At the Waters Edge - May 3, 2017
The Dovekeepers - April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017
The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman
Nearly 2,000 years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path.
May 3, 2017
At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen
After disgracing themselves, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father. When Ellis and his best friend decide that the only way to regain his father’s favor is to hunt down the famous Loch Ness monster, Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities.
June 7, 2017
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenger
A most untraditional love story, the tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course.