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December Book Club

  • Wed, December 10, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CST)
  • Liz Greenhill's Home, 1408 S. Ashland

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December Book Club

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

Because of the holidays, there is no book club 
in November and, instead, we'll meet on 
December 10th for the last time in 2014! 

Come for wine, munchies, laughter and 
girlfriend time. Bring a wrapped white 
elephant gift - don't buy anything, 
just bring something you have in the house! 
(Re-gifting is perfectly allowed!)

Book Selection:

A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann

It all began with a line of Persian poetry...

Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite 
their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been 
close to her parents, is more than happy to return with 
Nouri to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy 
family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their 
world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the 
Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.

Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life 
becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must learn to exist 
in a transformed world, where none of the familiar Western 
rules apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, 
women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that 
she is no longer free to leave the country.

As events reach a fevered pitch, Anna realizes that nothing is 
as she thought, and no one can be trusted... not even her 
husband.


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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