Island Readers Book Group-Chincoteague Island Library
One of the great pleasures of living on Chincoteague is the Third Tuesday Book Club where we meet for fun, laughs, and of course a rich discussion of good reads. We are not shy about controversial topics, because we have become friends- it is just the characters in the books that we dissect, defend, and sometimes even despise. And that is one of the joys of books, being immersed in someone else’s life for 350 pages. We learn about ourselves our neighbors, and our world.
There’s an empty chair for you! Won’t you join us?
Island Readers Tuesday Book Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Chincoteague Island Library at 7:00 pm. New members are welcome to join the discussion.
In case you were not able to be there for our last meeting.
In March we will be reading ” The Nightingale ” by Kristen Hannah, led by Jan. Many of you have probably read this book already, but just in case: In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
After a month off, hope you’re all looking forward to our meeting in March. Jan will be leading the discussion of ” The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah” on the 21st of March. I’ve already read the book, but am reading it again and enjoying it just as much the second time. There are currently no copies available, but if you have a Kindle you can join the Worchester County Library for 10.00/year. They have a great selection of ebooks, that’s where I got my copy of “The Nightingale”.
Our book for April is ” Small, Great Things” by Jodi Picoult – Bonnie
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
I have requested all 4 copies from our library system.
May is ” Away” by Amy Bloom – LoisAway is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.
This is a Library Bookclub Bag book and will be available behind the desk the first week of April.