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Park Road Books Book Clubs: 

The Kept by James Scott

The Park Road Books Book Club meets in the store the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join us on February 3rd. 

The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading The Kept by James Scott. In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible. A scorching portrait of a merciless world — of guilt and lost innocence, atonement and retribution, resilience and sacrifice, pregnant obsession and primal adolescence — The Kept introduces an old-beyond-his-years protagonist as indelible and heartbreaking as Mattie Ross of True Grit or Jimmy Blevins of All the Pretty Horse

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $15.99 price.

 

 

 

Annihiliation

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 February 10th. 

The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer. This is the twelfth expedition. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $13.00 price.

 

 

 

Anything that Moves

 

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club meets in the store the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

In February we will meet on Tuesday, February 24th at Sir Edmund Halley's at 7:00 PM!

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture by Dana Goodyear. A new American cuisine is forming. Animals never before considered or long since forgotten are emerging as delicacies. Parts that used to be for scrap are centerpieces. Ash and hay are fashionable ingredients, and you pay handsomely to breathe flavored air. Going out to a nice dinner now often precipitates a confrontation with a fundamental question: Is that food? Dana Goodyear’s anticipated debut, Anything That Moves, is simultaneously a humorous adventure, a behind-the-scenes look at, and an attempt to understand the implications of the way we eat. This is a universe populated by insect-eaters and blood drinkers, avant-garde chefs who make food out of roadside leaves and wood, and others who serve endangered species and Schedule I drugs—a cast of characters, in other words, who flirt with danger, taboo, and disgust in pursuit of the sublime.

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

 

 

 

 

Command and Control

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 February 23rd.

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $18.00 price.

 


 


 

 

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!

 

 


Signed copies of 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake!

 

 

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