2012 Evening Book Group Schedule
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm

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January 11

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Katniss Everdeen volunteers to participate in "The Hunger Games," a contest of 24 children where only one will be crowned the winner. Will she survive? Or will her noble heart tear the country of Panem in two. Find out by picking up a copy of "The Hunger Games" today. And "May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour."

February 8

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith


What is a lady to do when she inherits all her Father's cows? In the case of Mma Ramotswe the answer is easy; become a detective. A sweet look at Botswana and its peoples through the eyes of a "traditionally built" woman.

March 14

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte


The classic fictional account of the author's life as a governess in Victorian England.

April 11

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


What if you could feel the emotions of every person who cooked your meals? Well that is Rose Edelstein's curse. See how Rose comes to terms with her unique gift, bite by bite.

May 9

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua


The controversial bestseller about a woman who raises her two children in the "Chinese Style."

June 13

Honolulu by Alan Brennert


From Korea to Honolulu, author Alan Brennert follows the 20th century migration of Asian immagrants to Hawaii.

September 12

The Once and Future King by T.H. White


The classic novel of the legend of Arthor, Merlin and Camelot.

October 11

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


The plague visits a 1500's village resulting in young main Anna Frith to rise to the occasion. A fascinating fictionalize account of living a year in isolation in a small British village.

November 14

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson


Major Pettigrew epitomizes the Englishman with the "stiff upper lip," who clings to traditional values and has tried (in vain) to pass these along to his yuppie son, Roger. The story centers around Pettigrew's fight to keep his greedy relatives (including his son) from selling a valuable family heirloom--a pair of hunting rifles that symbolizes much of what he stands for, or at least what he thinks he does.

December 12

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


What happens when an upright retired British Major strikes up a friendship with an immigrant shopgirl. One quiet British village is about to find out.