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Northern Plains Book Club

Enjoy good books and a spirited exchange of ideas at the monthly Northern Plains Book Club. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Interested newcomers are always welcome. Attendance at every discussion is not expected, but the intent to participate is encouraged. Call the Library for more information or just come to the next meeting and join the lively discussion.

December 2018

"[A] novel... you can lose yourself in." Bustle

"Charming." HelloGiggles

"Perfect for summer vacation." Southern Living

"[A] great read." Philadelphia Inquirer, Best Book of Summer 2018 selection

“Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.” Associated Press

“[Readers] will be charmed by this tale of self-discovery and new beginnings.” Library Journal, Best Debut of Summer 2018 selection

“Meyerson writes beautifully... A lovely look at loss, family, and the comfort found in a good bookstore.” Kirkus Reviews

“[A] novel with an unalloyed sweetness at its heart.” Toronto Star

   

“Wonderful… completely transporting.”  (Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles)

“Splendid…. One of the delights of this knowingly preposterous story is the dialectic it constructs between the real and the fantastic…. Each quality… infects the other: The real world of 18th-century London seems both lavish and perishable, and the fantastic world of mermaids feels deadly real.” (John Vernon, New York Times Book Review)

“This glittering debut novel examines every rung of 18th-century London’s social ladder with keen wit and in delicious detail.” (People)

“Set in 18th-century England, with characters you might meet in a Jane Austen novel…. Gowar writes rounded, believable personalities. Her language crackles with ingenuity and grace, and she has an eye for the everyday particulars.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Gowar’s dreamy debut, about a merchant who encounters a mermaid-like creature in 1780s London, reads like an irresistibly of-the-moment fairy tale.” (Entertainment Weekly)

 

   
 
 
   
 
 
   
   
Disconnected Book Club
This Book Club's members are book lovers and avid readers, but not "meeting-goers"!  The members recommend books they have enjoyed to other members and read books recommended by other members.  There are no regular meetings, but members have been spotted discussing books! 

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Sit by the fireplace and read
Sit and read by the fire at the Library