Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of the novel "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline, a touching story of two women, one now in her 90s and one age 18, as they find commonalities in their backgrounds as foster children. Library Journal says, "With compassion and delicacy, Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws comparisons with the modern-day foster care system."
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Oswald T. Campbell escapes gloomy Chicago to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River, Alabama. A string of colorful characters fill Oswald’s days and warm his heart, including a host of elder women seeking an eligible man, a postman who delivers the mail by boat and Jack, a little redbird the town has adopted.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of the Newbery Award-winning title "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster. In this fanciful story, Milo travels to fantastic lands and meets interesting characters who teach him the importance of words, numbers, ideas and creativity.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of the novel "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks. In this story, Katie escapes to Southport, North Carolina where she finds supportive friends and a way to face her disturbing past.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore. The author was completing his studies at Johns Hopkins University and had just been named a Rhodes Scholar when he happened upon a newspaper article about another Wes Moore who was on his way to prison for armed robbery and the killing of an off-duty policeman. Stunned at their shared name and early origins, Moore contacted the other man and began a long relationship, determined to understand the factors and choices that led them to such vastly different fates. Moore ends the book with a call to action and a detailed resource guide.