Northern Plains Book Club
Enjoy good books and a spirited exchange of ideas at the monthly Northern Plains Book Club. Meetins are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 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.
Fireproof by Alex Kendrick
Firefighter Caleb Holt lives to rescue people from flames. But when his marriage is in danger of collapse, how far will he go to save it? Based on the beloved film Fireproof and the inspiration for The Love Dare, this New York Times bestseller reminds us that God will choose to save us every time.
Growing up, Caleb Holt’s wife, Catherine, always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being “good enough” for Caleb. Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something new, something easier, something with more sparks.
As Caleb and Catherine face inevitable divorce, Caleb’s father challenges Caleb to commit to a 40-day experiment: “The Love Dare.” Wondering if his failing marriage is even worth the effort, Caleb reluctantly agrees, not realizing how these forty days will change his world forever.
Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb begins to see his wife and marriage as worth fighting for. But is it too late? His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt must face his toughest job ever . . . rescuing his wife’s heart.
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!
The Push by Ashley Audrain
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.
But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter—she doesn’t behave like most children do.
Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.
Then their son Sam is born—and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.
The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.
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