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, May 21st - 6:00pm

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

'If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.' Martin Luther King Jr.
'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of twenty years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide. Ruth is shattered and bewildered as she tries to come to terms with her situation. She finds different kinds of support from her sister, a fiery radical, and her teenage son, but it is to Kennedy McQuarrie, a white middle-class lawyer, to whom she entrusts her case, and her future. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear. In order for the privileged to prosper, they come to realize, others have to suffer. Racism takes many forms, and is reinforced and underpinned by the structures of our society.

 

 

 

Monday, June  25th - 6:00pm

 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

"Fahrenheit 451--the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."

In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.

 

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.

 

 

 


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