Book Club

This group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Room 8 to discuss the assigned book of the month. All are welcome to attend. See below for upcoming meetings and book selections. For more information contact Lori Jareo.

 
 
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February 14

Victoria: the Queen by Julia Baird.

The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience.


March 14

Dark Invasion by Harold Blum.

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot—the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper.

When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs—including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster—devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J. P. Morgan.

 
 

New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy’s plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.

Full of drama and intensity, illustrated with eight pages of black and-white photos, Dark Invasion is riveting war thriller that chillingly echoes our own time.


April 11

Bull on the Beach by Anna Nicholas

Nicholas draws readers back into the delight of learning the ins and outs of running an organic, self-sufficient farm in her fifth book.

Having settled in a Mallorcan mountain idyll, Anna Nicholas, her husband the Scotsman, and their son Ollie want to become as self-sufficient as possible. Anna teams up with organic farmers and smallholders to learn how to tend sheep, make cheese and honey, and grind flour, while the Scotsman creates havoc with his friend Pep in an attempt at winemaking and tries to fathom what's troubling the wriggly inhabitants of his beloved

wormery. However, Anna can't quite shake off her old clients from the PR world and is persuaded by Greedy George to create a media storm for his new Spanish leather store, involving an elderly bullfighter and a gigantic bull on a Barcelona beach.