Store Sponsored Book Clubs

 

 

Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month, December 3rd at 6:30pm.

Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, December 10th at 7:00pm.

Foodie Book Club meets the third to last Tuesday of the month, November 19th at 7:00pm. This month they will be meeting at Foxcroft Wine on Fairview Rd.
 

 

 

Book Club

The Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month. Join us this month, December 3rd at 6:30PM. 

December Selection

6255949Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Professor Frederick Lothian, a retired engineer, has quarantined himself in a place he hates: a retirement village. His headstrong wife Martha, adored by all, is dead. His adopted daughter Caroline has cut ties, and his son Callum is lost to him in his own way. And though Frederick knows, logically, that a structural engineer can devise a bridge for any situation, somehow his own troubled family--fractured by years of secrets and lies--is always just out of his reach.

When a series of unfortunate incidents brings him and his spirited next-door neighbor Jan together, Frederick gets a chance to build something new in the life he has left. At the age of 69, he has to confront his most complex emotional relationships and the haunting questions he's avoided all his life. Unbeknownst to him, Caroline--on her own journey of cultural reckoning--is doing the same. As father and daughter fight in their own ways to save what's lost, they might finally find a way toward each other.

A masterful portrait of a man caught by history, and a sweeping meditation on the meaning of family, love, survival, and identity, Extinctions asks an urgent question: can we find the courage to change?

 

Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Geek Book Club

The Geek Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at the back of the store. Join us this month, December 10th at 7PM.

November Selection:

6255949The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.

Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.

Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

 

Geek Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase. 

 

 

Foodie Book Club

Foodie Book Club meets the third to last Tuesday of the month, November 19th at 7:00pm. This month they will be meeting at Foxcroft Wine on Fairview Rd.

November Selection:

Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside by Martin Walker

Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis. In the space of a few weeks, the normally sleepy village sees attacks on Vietnamese vendors, arson at a local Asian restaurant, subpar truffles from China smuggled into outgoing shipments at a nearby market—all of it threatening the Dordogne’s truffle trade, worth millions of dollars each year, and all of it spelling trouble for Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges, master chef, devoted oenophile, and, most important, beloved chief of police. When one of his hunting partners, a noted truffle expert, is murdered, Bruno’s investigation into the murky events unfolding around St. Denis becomes infinitely more complicated. His friend wasn’t just a connoisseur of French delicacies, he was a former high-profile intelligence agent—and someone wanted him dead.

As the strange crimes continue, Bruno’s detective work takes him from sunlit markets to dim cafés, from luxurious feasts to tense negotiations—from all of the paradisial pleasures of the region to its shadowy underworld—and reunites him with a lost love, an ambitious policewoman also assigned to the case. Filled with an abundance of food and wine (including, bien sûr, many, many truffles) and a soupçon of romance, Black Diamond is a deliciously entertaining concoction that delivers all the complexity and delights of the Dordogne itself.

 

Foodie Book Club members receive 20% off their purchase.