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, January 29th - 6:00pm

Hanna's Daughters
 

Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson.

 

The lives of three generations of Swedish women, Hanna, Johanna, and Anna are chronicled.

Determined to piece together her past, Anna sifts through tattered letters, cracked diaries and old photographs, and the lives of Hanna and Johanna unfold.

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 26th - 6:00pm

 The Great Husband Hunt

The Great Husband Hunt by Laurie Graham

What hope is there for Poppy Minkel? She has kinky hair, big ears, skin that's too sallow, and an appetite for fun. Poppy's mother, Dora, despairs of ever finding her a husband, despite the lure of the family fortune. After the sudden death of her father, Poppy's rebelliousness bursts into full bloom. From one World War to the next, from New York to Paris, she'll invent her own extraordinary life with never a moment of self-doubt.

 

 

 

Monday, March 26th - 6:00pm

 For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway

An American learns the true value of life while fighting with a guerrilla band during the Spanish Civil War. In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise.

 

Monday, April 30th - 6:00pm

 

TBA

 

 

 


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