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September Book Club

  • Wed, September 24, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
  • Jean Lemke's House, 1927 Fenton Lane

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September Book Club

Come for wine and appetizers, 
stay for girlfriend time and book discussion!

Join fellow book lovers on the fourth Wednesday of each month 
for an evening of lively discussion and a glass of wine... or two. 
New members are always welcome!

September Book Club
Wednesday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
JEAN LEMKE'S HOME - 1927 Fenton Lane

Crossing to Safety
By Wallace Stegner, 342 pages


It's deceptively simple: two bright young couples meet during the Depression and form an instant and lifelong friendship. "How do you make a book that anyone will read out of lives as quiet as these?" Larry Morgan, a successful novelist and the narrator of the story, poses that question many years after he and his wife, Sally, have befriended the vibrant, wealthy, and often troubled Sid and Charity Lang. "Where is the high life, the conspicuous waste, the violence, the kinky sex, the death wish?" It's not here. What is here is just as fascinating, just as compelling, as touching, and as tragic.
Crossing to Safety is about loyalty and survival in its most everyday form--the need to create bonds and the urge to tear them apart. Thirty-four years after their first meeting, when Larry and Sally are called back to the Langs' summer home in Vermont, it's as if for a final showdown. How has this friendship defined them? What is its legacy? Stegner offer answers in those small, perfectly rendered moments that make up lives "as quiet as these"--and as familiar as our own.

All are welcome! Any questions, please contact Gail Haller, cell: 773-510-7191.

Join fellow book lovers on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an evening of lively discussion and a glass of wine... or two. New members are always welcome!
October Book Club
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
ANN KERSCHNER'S HOME - 206 N. Washington Avenue


"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

New York Times #1 best seller
 
On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks
 
Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
 
A mysterious island.
 
An abandoned orphanage.
 
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
 
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehowundefinedimpossible though it seemsundefinedthey may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

All are welcome! Any questions, please contact Gail Haller, cell: 773-510-7191.
Join fellow book lovers on the fourth Wednesday of each month for an evening of lively discussion and a glass of wine... or two. New members are always welcome!
October Book Club
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
ANN KERSCHNER'S HOME - 206 N. Washington Avenue


"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

New York Times #1 best seller
 
On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks
 
Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
 
A mysterious island.
 
An abandoned orphanage.
 
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
 
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehowundefinedimpossible though it seemsundefinedthey may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

All are welcome! Any questions, please contact Gail Haller, cell: 773-510-7191.
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