Friday, January 12, 2018

  Book Club Choices for 2019

We have completed our book club season, discussing Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in her parlor at TYC.  We have some promising suggestions for next year from which we will select a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We will post the new list in the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone for all of the good talk about books and life!

 Our last book club meeting will be on Sunday, October 20th. We invite you to join us in Jane Austen's parlor with some tea and sweets, as she would want us to have when discussing her book. Hope to see everyone there!

p.s. Her parlor is our usual section of the TYC Clubhouse :)

  We are happy to say that the TYC Book Club is entering its eleventh  year!  We meet once a month on Sundays throughout the boating season from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the TYC clubhouse from May through October. We have one winter meeting at a member's home in March of each year.

The book club has become a special part of TYC. Not only is it a good way to talk about books, but it is also a wonderful way to come to know other TYC members and strengthen the bonds of our community. Everyone is welcome to attend. Below you will find the list of books for this year. We hope you will join us.

Denise David and Linda Maddigan

Meeting #1.    March 3      Judie Kocher has graciously volunteered to host the meeting at her home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Please call Judie to RSVP if attending.

Book Choice:  Educated by Tara Westover

We are guessing that you have heard about this book which seems to  have caught everyone's attention. It is the memoir of a young girl who grew up "off the grid" with her survivalist family in Idaho, and yet managed  to leave her family to get an education, eventually a Ph.D. from Cambridge.  It was recommended by many people!

All other meetings are held once a month at TYC Clubhouse on the following Sundays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m:

Meeting #2.    May 19             The Day the World Came to Town:  9/11 in Gander,  Newfoundland  by  Jim DeFede

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

 The book is an uplifting account of 9/11 when 38 airliners were diverted to this  small Canadian town.

Meeting #3   June 30          My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin    Oliveira

 In this work of  historical fiction  set during the Civil War a young midwife works at a Civil war hospital where she  aspires to become a doctor.

Meeting #4.   July 21             Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

 A story set in a small English village before World War I by the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. It has a thoughtful slow pace in the beginning, but keep reading it. It is worth it.

Meeting #5.    Aug 18  Changed to August 11
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Note: Date Change to August 11th because Frank Del Russo's Mumeorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on August 18th.


From Good Reads~
"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder ."  

 Meeting #6.  Sept 15     The Story of Arthur Trueluv  by Elizabeth Berg

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

A touching story about three lonely people.  Arthur is an eighty-five year old widower who visits his wife's grave each day, Maddie is  seventeen-year-old girl who hides out at the cemetery because she is unhappy at school and Lucille is one of Arthur's lonely neighbors.

Meeting #7  October 20th     Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice   -     By: Jane Austen            


Several group members suggested reading a classic so we thought we would start with a well-known classic. We should have fun with this one.



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