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Park Road Books Book Clubs:
The Park Road Books Book Club meets in the store the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join us on October 7th.
The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $16.00 price.
The Park Road Books Geek Book Club meets in the store the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Join us on October 14th.
The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress. Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.99 price.
The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club meets in the store the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Join us on September 30th.The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing Edited by Francis Lam. Cornbread Nation 7 brings together the best Southern food writing from recent years, including well-known food writers such as Sara Roahen and Brett Anderson, a couple of classic writers such as Langston Hughes, and some newcomers. The collection, divided into five sections (“Come In and Stay Awhile,” “Provisions and Providers,” “Five Ways of Looking at Southern Food,” “The South, Stepping Out,” and “Southerners Going Home”), tells the stories both of Southerners as they move through the world and of those who ended up in the South. It explores from where and from whom food comes, and it looks at what food means to culture and how it relates to home.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $24.95 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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