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The Book of Unknown Americans

The Park Road Books Book Club meets in the store the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join us in welcoming Jessie Burton on July 7th.

The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.  On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her splendid new home is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, and leaves Nella alone with his sister, the fearsome Marin.  Nella's life unexpectedly changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish it, she engages the services of a miniaturist an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie ways.  Johannes's gift helps Nella pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand and fear the escalating dangers around them. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation...or the architect of their destruction?"

The book is  20% off the $16.99 price.

 

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The Park Road Books Geek Book Club meets in the store the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. This month, join us on July 14th.

The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey.  Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $15.00 price.

 

 

Spice The History of Temptation

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club meets in the store the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. This month, join us on July 28th at Sir Edmond Halley's Pub.

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading: The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $16.00 price.

 

 

True Story of Titanic Thompson

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club meets in the store the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. This month, join us on July 28th.

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Scape Goat: History of Blaming Other People by Charlite Campbell. A highlight of the plight of all those others who have found themselves in the wrong place at at the wrong time, illustrating how God needs the Devil as Sherlock Holmes needs Professor Moriarty or James Bond needs "Goldfinger." Scapegoat is a tale of human foolishness that exposses the anger and irrationality of blame-mongering while reminding readers of their own capacity for it. From medieval witch burning to reality TV, this a brilliantly relevant and timely social history that looks at the obession, mania, persecution and injustices of scapegoating. 

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $13.95 price.

 

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The SheReads Book Club is a national online fiction book club.
Founded in September 2009 by MaryBeth Whalen, a NC native,
they believe a story is the shortest distance to a human heart. 
Find out more here!

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