Laripin' Good Library Kings & Queens Book Discussion and Potluck Supper Club
(Monthly Book Discussion Group)

  • The book club meets once each month at 6:00 pm in the Library's Community meeting Room.

  • Potluck refreshments are provided by, and served to, our book club members.

  • Sign-up at the circulation desk or come to a meeting first to see if you're interested.

    For more information please call 817-783-7323 or contact us at cowanl@cityofalvarado.org

 

 

Monday, August 28th - 6:00pm

Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen

As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished. Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables -- and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl ... and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch.

 

 

 

Monday, September 25th - 6:00pm

 A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

During the French Revolution a young English lawyer goes to the guillotine to save a French aristocrat, husband of the woman he loves. "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times ..." With these famous words, Charles Dickens plunges the reader into the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel's hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy, alcoholic attorney who, inspired by a woman, makes the supreme sacrifice. One of Dickens's most exciting novels. A Tale of Two Cities is a stirring classic story of love, revenge, and redemption.

 

 

 

Monday, October 30th - 6:00pm

 The Fall of the House of Usher

 

The Fall of the House of Usher  by Edgar Allen Poe

The classic horror tale about the doomed brother and sister, Roderick and Madeline Usher.

This story has been published in many formats including a recent graphic novel edition.

It's also been made into several motion picture and a made-for-tv movie.

 

Monday, November 2th - 6:00pm

The Orphan's Tale

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

In Nazi-occupied Holland, seventeen-year-old Noa snatches a baby from a train bound for the concentration camps, fleeing with him into the snowy wilderness surrounding the train tracks. Passing through the woods is a German circus, led by the heroic Herr Neuhoff. They agree to take in Noa and the baby, on one condition: to earn her keep, Noa must master the flying trapeze - under the tutorage of mysterious aerialist, Astrid. Soaring high above the crowds, Noa and Astrid must learn to trust one another...or plummet. But with the threat of war closing in, loyalty can become the most dangerous trait of all.

 

 

 


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