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June 26, 2017
Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
“When the will of a recently deceased ladies’ man mandates a summer-long reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront long-festering resentments and misunderstandings as well as challenges in their private and professional lives, a situation that is complicated by a shocking revelation and the arrival of their mothers.”
July 24, 2017
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
“When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past.”
August 28, 2017
Choosing Hope by Kaitlin Roig-Debellis
“Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones–parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.”
This group is for readers who enjoy fantastical stories including paranormal, futuristic dystopian, science fiction, and more. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Books are available at the Main Desk one month in advance.
In June, July, and August, we will meet at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar, 111 Ogden Ave, Westmont.
June 6, 2017
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
“A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed…”
We will also watch the film Blade Runner.
July 11, 2017
The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar
“Using the sword, pen, body, and voice, four women confront a rebellion and the older, stranger threat behind it.”
The Winged Histories is also available as an ebook from hoopla.
In addition, this month we will watch the film Night Watch.
August 1, 2017
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
“On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.”