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Park Road Books Book Clubs: 

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 on April 7th. 

The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave México and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery--the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes--will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panamà fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.95 price.

 

 

 

Best Served Cold

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 March 10th. 

The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade too popular for her employer's taste. Betrayed, thrown down a mountain and left for dead, Murcatto's reward is a broken body and a burning hunger for vengeance. Whatever the cost, seven men must die. Her allies include Styria's least reliable drunkard, Styria's most treacherous poisoner, a mass-murderer obsessed with numbers and a Northman who just wants to do the right thing. Her enemies number the better half of the nation. And that's all before the most dangerous man in the world is dispatched to hunt her down and finish the job Duke Orso started... Springtime in Styria. And that means revenge.

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

 

 

 

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

 

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 March 24th  

The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food & Longing by Anya Von Bremzen. Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, naively joyous, and melancholy—and ultimately intolerable to her anti-Soviet mother, Larisa. When Anya was ten, she and Larisa fled the political repression of Brezhnev-era Russia, arriving in Philadelphia with no winter coats and no right of return. Now Anya occupies two parallel food universes: one where she writes about four-star restaurants, the other where a taste of humble kolbasa transports her back to her scarlet-blazed socialist past. To bring that past to life, Anya and her mother decide to eat and cook their way through every decade of the Soviet experience.

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

 

 

 

 

Best Served Cold

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 March 23rd.

The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant--as a member of the Workers' Party of Marxist Unity. Fighting against the Fascists, Orwell's true account of life in the trenches--with a "democratic arm" composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons, and of his near fatal wounding--is painfully vivid and occasionally comic. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles. Considered one of the finest work by a man V.C. Pritchett called "the wintry conscience of a generation," Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell's memoir of his experience at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency.

Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.95 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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