Book Club

Brandon Book Club

Meetings take place every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to join.

A Spool of Blue Thread coverJanuary 14: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon."...
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The Boston Girl coverFebruary 11: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
A story "about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on...
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The Girl on the Train coverMarch 10: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. …
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Brandon Library April Book ClubApril 14: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
"Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands
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Brandon Library May Book ClubMay 12: Best of Me by Nicholas Spark
This is the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they...
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After You coverJune 9: After You by Jojo Moyes
"How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces...
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Cat's Cradle coverJuly  14: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and …
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant coverAugust 11: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and…
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Some Luck coverSeptember 8: Some Luck by Jane Smiley
"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.
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Time Lottery coverOctober 13: Time Lottery by Nancy Moser
A chance to go back into your past and make a different choice. Would you do it? Follow the journey of a surgeon, a socialite, and a homeless man as they win the annual Time Lottery and totally immerse themselves in their pasts, exploring what could have been. Will they choose to stay…
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