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Noon Book Club

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

December 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”

Evening Book Club

"The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman

​Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 

​A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds. 

Juvenile Book Club

"How to Steal a Dog" by Barbara O'Connor

January 2018

​Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it." Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car.

Young Adult Book Club

"The Archived" by Victoria Schwab

December 19 at 4:00 p.m.

In Victoria Schwab's novel, when people die their bodies go to a place known as the Archive -- a cross between a library and a morgue. Bodies are known as Histories. But for various reasons, they often wake and venture into the dark realm of the Narrows. As a Keeper, it's Mackenzie Bishop's job to put the Histories back into the Archive. Her deceased grandfather trained her for the role and has passed on his legacy as a Keeper to her. Not only is being a Keeper a dangerous job, but Mackenzie also cannot let her family or friends know she guards the dead. The grueling and often scary job forces her to question life, death, and immortality. While Mackenzie learns to cope with the grief of her grandfather's death, and most recently her brother's death, she discovers that someone is altering Histories and erasing their memories. Mackenzie must learn to rely on her wits and trust members of the Archive and a new friend, Wesley, to solve the mystery before the Archive is destroyed.

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