Laripin' Good Library Kings & Queens Book
Discussion and Potluck Supper Club
(Monthly Book Discussion Group)
The book club meets
once each month at 6:00 pm
in the Library's Community meeting Room.
Potluck refreshments are provided by, and served to, our book club members.
Sign-up at the
circulation desk or come to a meeting first to see if you're
For more information
817-783-7323 or contact us at
Monday, July 30th - 6:00pm
Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a
new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope is a
woman? The world is watching as historic crowds gather in Rome,
waiting for news of a new Pope, one who promises to be unlike any
other in the Church's history. Some followers are ecstatic, but the
leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies.
difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a
doctor on the front lines in Sudan, to a series of trials that test
her faith at every turn, Brigid Fitzgerald's convictions and
callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the
Church has lost its way, dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges
to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces
determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must
convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith and her
Monday, August 27th - 6pm
The Whole Town's Talking
by Fannie Flagg
Lordor Nordstrom created, in his
wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself
but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends,
and neighbors yet to come.
"Resting place" turns out to be a
bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it
starts the whole town talking.
Monday, September 24th - 6pm
Circle by C. J. Box
The plane circled in the dark. Joe
Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and
timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing
he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next
target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe
Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the
life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always
wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.
He's not wondering any longer. Joe
knows they're coming after him and his family now. He has his friend
Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time?
he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first move.
Monday, October 29th - 6pm
Canyon: a Hollywood Ghost Story
by Clive Barker
Film's most popular
action hero needs a place to heal after surgery that has gone
His fiercely loyal agent
finds him just such a place in a luxurious, forgotten mansion high
in the Hollywood Hills.
the president of his fan club comes looking for him, only to run
into creatures fighting for his soul.
This is book club's annual
Halloween Party with spooky refreshments.
Monday, November 26th - 6pm
Planet by Anne Tyler
This is the story
of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby
Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this
habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot
he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to
read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and
appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for eleven years
now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to
old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or
bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. At last, his life
seems to be on an even keel. Still, the Gaitlins (of "old"
Baltimore) cannot forget the price they paid for buying off
Barnaby's former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he
didn't show up ever to visit their little girl, Opal. Even the nice,
steady woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him
doesn't fully trust him, it develops, when the chips are down, and
it looks as though his world may fall apart
Monday, December 17th - 6pm
This meeting takes place
away from the Library.
the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson
has always hated Christmas, but she has her reasons for being Little
Now, though, she
can't avoid her version of ho-ho-hell because she's traveling to the
Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura
and her family. She's expecting mulled wine, 24-hour Christmas movie
marathons and all kinds of very merry torture.
Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on
earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it's a place full of
friendship where broken hearts can heal, and where new love can
blossom. It's where Becca's Christmas miracle really could
happen...if only she can let it.