The book is 20% off the $14.99 price.
The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Lock In by John Scalzi Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four per cent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. New technologies emerge to help those who suffer from the condition—a virtual reality network and a system of “riding” in the bodies of other individuals—which are quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse.....
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $24.99 price.
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 May 26th.
The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading Spice: the History of Temptation by Jack Turner. Spices made sour medieval wines palatable, camouflaged the smell of corpses, and served as wedding night aphrodisiacs. Indispensable for cooking, medicine, worship, and the arts of love, they were thought to have magical properties and were so valuable that they were often kept under lock and key. For some spices represented Paradise, for others, the road to perdition, but they were potent symbols of wealth and power, and the wish to posses them drove explorer to circumnavigate the globe--and even to savagery. Following spices across continents and through literature and mythology, Spice is a beguiling narrative about the surprisingly vast influence spices have had on human desire.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $17.00 price.
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 June 22nd.
The Park Road Books Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Townie: a Memoir by Andre Dubus III. After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three sibling grew up their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachesetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was a fast track to getting killed-or killing someone else. He signed on as a boxer. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids ou on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't ahve been more stark--or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to brdige the abyss and save himself. His memoir is a riveting, visceral, profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumpths of love.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $15.95 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.
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