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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 and the WNBA in welcoming Ann Weisgarber on June 2nd.
The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading The Promise by Ann Weisgarber. 1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her. And though Oscar tries to please his new wife, the secrets of the past sit uncomfortably between them. Meanwhile for Nan Ogden, Oscar’s housekeeper, Catherine’s sudden arrival has come as a great shock. For not only did she promise Oscar’s first wife that she would be the one to take care of little Andre, but she has feelings for Oscar which she is struggling to suppress. And when the worst storm in a generation descends, the women will find themselves tested as never before.
The author will be here, so bring your friends!
The book is 20% off the $14.99 price.
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 June 9th.
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 June 30th.
The Park Road Books Foodie Book Club will be reading The Book of Salt by Monique Truong. The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.
Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.95 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.
Find out more here!