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January Book Club

  • Fri, January 30, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CST)
  • Katie Hamada Randolph's Home, 1143 Tyrell Avenue

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January Book Club
Come for wine, munchies, laughter and 
girlfriend time. 

January Book Club
Friday, January 30 7:00pm
Katie Hamada Randolph’s home: 1143 Tyrell 
Avenue

Celebrate the new year with your resolution to 
read more! Join the Book Club for our first 
get-together of 2015. Meet fun ladies who 
enjoy wine, chocolates, appetizers – and, oh 
yes, a good book! We laugh, we catch up and 
we discuss the plot line, characters, and 
motives within the book.

Book Selection:

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of 
the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young 
innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out
over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian 
Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin 
woman, a vision in white, approaching him 
on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, 
an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world 
away, when an elderly Italian man shows up 
on a movie studio's back lotundefinedsearching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, 
roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years 
and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set 
of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the 
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces 
us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable
 characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper 
and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved
 producer who once brought them together 
and his idealistic young assistant; the army 
veteran turned fledgling novelist and the 
rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites
 set the whole story in motionundefinedalong 
with the husbands and wives, lovers and 
dreamers, superstars and losers, who 
populate their world in the decades that 
follow.

Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, 
Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet 
fascinating people, navigating the rocky 
shores of their lives while clinging to their 
improbable dreams.

About the author: Jess Walter is the author of 
eight books. He's been a #1 New York Times 
bestseller, a finalist for the 2006 National 
Book Award and the PEN/USA Literary prize 
in both fiction and nonfiction, and won the 
2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His work has 
been published in 30 languages and his short 
fiction has appeared in Best American Short 
Stories, Harpers, McSweeney's, Esquire and 
elsewhere.


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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