"The Pecan Man"
by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black
man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined.
Book Clubs! Evening Book Club meets the first Thursday and the Noon Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month.
"Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the United States to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men (her own "Siete Magníficos")
to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.
Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North
is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.
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