The Book Stall's Book Club
Wednesdays at the store 9:30 - 11 am
*Note Evening Discussion Groups
at 6:30 pm
on April 6th, April 27th, April 28th and May 11th.
Wednesday, March 9th at 9:30 AM,
JULIA DENNE leads the discussion on THE DOUBLE BY
of the finest of Dostoevsky’s shorter works first published in 1846
(his second published work), it is by far the most significant of
his early stories.
Wednesday, March 16th at 9:30 AM,
NANCY BUEHLER leads the discussion on THE MARE BY MARY
GAITSKILL. One of Kirkus Reviews ‘21
Must Read Fall Books.’ An "Entertainment Weekly "pick for
Blockbuster Novels of Fall 2015. "The Mare is a raw, beautiful story
about love and mutual delusion, in which the fierce erotics of
mother love and romantic love and even horse fever are swirled
together,” Maureen Corrigan, NPR.
Wednesday, March 30th at 9:30 AM,
ARLYN MILLER leads the discussion on IN OTHER WORDS BY
JHUMPA LAHIRI. “In
this slim, lyrical nonfiction debut…the Pulitzer Prize-winning
novelist chronicles her efforts to learn and write Italian. Lahiri,
who wrote her text in Italian, presents an English translation (by
Ann Goldstein) with Italian and English on facing pages.” Kirkus
Wednesday, April 6th at 9:30 AM,
ROBERTA RUBIN leads the discussion on DID YOU EVER
HAVE A FAMILY BY BILL CLEGG. New
York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the National Book Award
and Man Booker Prize.
"The force, range, and
scope of Bill Clegg's ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ will grab you
with its opening lines, and won't let go until its final one.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham.
Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 PM,
JON GRAND leads the discussion on DAYS OF RAGE BY
BRYAN BURROUGH (with the author!).
“Burrough, a longtime
Vanity Fair correspondent, [has] … compile[d] what is surely the
most comprehensive examination of 70s-era American terrorism. . .
this book is as likely as a definitive history of Vietnam-era
political violence as we are ever likely to get,” Boston Globe.
Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 AM,
JEANNIE MILES leads the discussion on MY SUNSHINE AWAY BY M.O. WALSH
(author visits the store at 1pm on April 20th). Instant
"New York Times" Bestseller. An "Entertainment Weekly" ‘Must List'
Pick.’ “My Sunshine Away" unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best
known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons… But in the
summer of 1989, when … a horrible crime [occurs] late one evening,
it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia
has a dark side, too.”
Wednesday, April 20th at 9:30 AM,
ELISE BARACK leads the discussion on OUTLINE BY RACHEL CUSK.
A Finalist for the Folio Prize, the
Goldsmiths Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Baileys
Women’s Prize for Fiction. One of "The New York Times” ‘Top Ten
Books of the Year.’ “Outline "is a novel in ten conversations…
[that] follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over
an oppressively hot summer in Athens."
Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 PM, JON
GRAND leads the discussion on DARK MONEY BY JANE MAYER.
"Why is America living
in an age of profound economic inequality? Why ... have even modest
environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have
protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund
billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? An
examination by Jane Mayer of finance and the American political
Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM,
ALICE MOODY leads a discussion on JUST MERCY BY BRYAN
Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice
Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most
desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women
and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice
system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young
man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he
Wednesday, May 4th at 9:30 AM,
HOLLY MARIHUGH leads a discussion on MY NAME IS LUCY
BARTON BY ELIZABETH STROUT. “There
is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel.
Instead, in its careful words and vibrating silences, "My Name Is
Lucy Barton" offers us a rare wealth of emotion, from darkest
suffering to I was so happy. Oh, I was happy simple joy.” Claire
Messud, "The New York Times Book Review"
Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 PM,
ROSE MCGOWAN leads a discussion on THE NIGHTINGALE BY
KRISTIN HANNAH. "In this epic novel,
set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small
village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the
imminent threat of occupation. Separated by principles and
temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral
questions and life-or-death choices.”
Wednesday, May 18th at 9:30 AM,
SUZANNE HALES leads a discussion on THE GREEN ROAD BY ANNE
ENRIGHT. “From internationally
acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a
small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. “The Green Road” is a tale
of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness; it's a book about the
gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.”
There is a $5 charge to participate,
fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.
Our Children's Book Club makes a great gift. Choose from sending monthly, bi-monthly, hardcover, or paperback editions. We'll find a plan that works for you! Our staff will pick a title appropriate for your child and send it on its way!
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Our Adult Book Club works very similarly to our children's book club; sign-up someone special to receive a book monthly, bi-monthly, hardcover or paperback, and our staff will pick out an appropriate book to send along.
Contact (847) 446-8880.