Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, a thriller involving a couple whose soured marriage takes unexpected turns.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell. In this novel, we meet 13-year-old Ava Bigtree who lives on Swamplandia, a gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. When illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a ghost, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out through the swamps on a mission to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined adventure that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. In this novel, Julia wakens to the Earth rotating at a slower pace. As the days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected and the birds, ocean tides and even human behavior are thrown into disarray. In a world of danger and loss, Julia witnesses surprising developments in herself, her friends and family. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking story of people finding ways to go on in a changing world.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "French Kids Eat Everything" by Karen Le Billon. The author took her family to France and discovered that the French view food in a different way than Americans. Based on French ideas, she has come up with 10 rules to help families maintain healthy eating habits.