The Book Stall's Book Club
The Book Stall's book club is gearing up for a busy season. We've put together a stellar line-up of books and leaders, and encourage you to join us for one, or more, or all of our 2014 book discussions. Please note that these discussion groups are open to everyone.
We meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11am at The Book Stall. There is a $5 charge to participate, in exchange for a coupon fully redeemable on purchases in the store.
2014 Book Groups*
Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 am,
Suzanne Hales leads a discussion on The Constellation of
Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. "Affecting and
harrowing... A decade of war in Chechnya informs this
heartfelt debut, filled with broken families, lost limbs and
valiant efforts to find scraps of hope and dignity." –
Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30 am,
Ellen Sandrock leads us in a discussion of The
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. “The Goldfinch
is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per
decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with
the heart as well as the mind… DonnaTartt has delivered an
extraordinary work of fiction." -Stephen King, The
New York Times Book Review
Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 am,
Shauna Porteus will lead a discussion of An Illusion of
Separateness by Simon van Booy. “A spare, elliptical
story of human connection, framed by the horror of World War
II... The story snaps together beautifully. A brilliant if
elusive novel that shows how a single act can echo through
time." -Library Journal
Wednesday, May 7 at 9:30 am,
Nancy Buehler will lead a discussion of Shotgun Lovesongs
by Nickolas Butler “Shotgun Lovesongs is about a
hometown in Wisconsin and the close band of friends who will
always feel its magnetic pull... Impressively original." -
The New York Times
Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30 am,
Julia Denne will lead a discussion of We by Yevgeny
Zemyatin. “As the first major anti-utopian fantasy... We
has its own peculiar wryness and grace, sharper than the
pamphleteering of 1984 or the philosophical schema of
Brave New World, its celebrated descendants". - Kirkus
Wednesday, May 21 at 9:30 am,
Holly Marihugh will lead a discussion of Alice Hoffman’s
The Museum of Extraordinary Things.
"Spellbinding... Hoffman's penchant for the magical is on
full display in this world filled with rogues, strivers,
corrupt politicians, Gilded Age riches and debilitating
poverty. The chaos and grandeur of New York City at the time
make it a character in its own right." - Andrea Walker -
Wednesday, May 28 at 9:30 am,
Elise Barack will lead a discussion of Americanah,
“(a) rare thing in contemporary literary fiction: a lush,
bighearted love story that also happens to be a piercingly
funny social critique . . . Adichie writes with insight
-Megan O'Grady - Vogue
*$5.00 gift card purchase required
for these events.
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.
at (847) 446-8880.