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 interested.

    For more information please call 817-783-7323 or contact us at cowanl@cityofalvarado.org

 

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.

 From a 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 life.

 

 

 

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


 

 

 Vicious 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?

 All he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first move.

 

Monday, October 29th - 6pm

 

 Coldheart Canyon: a Hollywood Ghost Story
by Clive Barker

 Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after surgery that has gone terribly wrong.

 His fiercely loyal agent finds him just such a place in a luxurious, forgotten mansion high in the Hollywood Hills.

 Then 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
 

 

 A Patchwork 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 again.

 

Monday, December 17th - 6pm

This meeting takes place away from the Library.
 

 

 Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

 Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas, but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch.

 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.

 Little does 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.

 


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