Laripin' Good Library Kings & Queens Book
Discussion and Potluck Supper Club
(Monthly Book Discussion Group)
only 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.
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circulation desk or come to a meeting first to see if you're
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Monday, May 20th - 6pm
Open Season by C. J. Box
There's nothing unusual about the sound of a gunshot in Twelve Sleep
County. But when game warden Joe Pickett hears two sharp cracks ring
out months before the hunting season opens, it's his job to
investigate. Badly paid and poorly housed, Joe is also deeply
unpopular. So when the poacher who fired the shots gets of
scot-free, the locals are delighted. And then the poacher turns up
dead in Joe's backyard. Charged with investigating the first murder
he's ever encountered, Joe is soon out of his depth.
Monday, June 24th - 6pm
The House Girl
by Tara Conklin
A novel of love,
family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year
associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect
plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions
of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.
Monday, July 29th - 6pm
By Lisa See
Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are
beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on
the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing,
May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry Gold
Mountain men who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when
the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis
Island of the West) where they are detained, interrogated, and
humiliated for months and feel the harsh reality of leaving home.
And when May discovers she is pregnant the situation becomes even
more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.
Monday, August 26th - 6pm
Where'd You Go,
by Maria Semple
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile,
talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee
begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the Earth to find her.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she is a
fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in
Seattle, she is a disgrace; to design mavens, she is a revolutionary
architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply,
Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report
card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica.
But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle, and people in
general, has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in
India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the
Earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles e-mail
messages, official documents, secret
correspondence, creating a touching novel about a family coming to
terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her
Monday, September 30th - 6pm
The Clockmaker's Daughter
by Kate Morton
the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the charismatic
and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the
banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer
month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their
stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has
disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's
life is in ruins. More than one hundred and fifty years later,
Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather
satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph
of a beautiful woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's
sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend
of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And
who is the mysterious, unidentified woman in the photograph?
Monday, October 29th - 6pm
by Owen Wister
The foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Wyoming frontier lives by
the honor code of the West even though it means helping lynch a
friend or possibly losing the girl he is to marry.
Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this
masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its
stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known
"shootout" in American literature.
Monday, November 25th - 6pm
by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the
"Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North
Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society.
So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the
locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say.
Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that
she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she
takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of
fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived
in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched
and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued
by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world
-- until the unthinkable happens.
Monday, December 30th - 6pm
by Judith Miller
"A saga of two families that portrays the harsh circumstances and
intense courage displayed by African-American sharecroppers and
Caucasian men as they formed the towns of Nicodemus and Hill City in
the western Kansas prairie during the late nineteenth
century"--Provided by publisher."
Monday, January 27th - 6:00pm
of the Flower Moon
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in
the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After
oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured
automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in
Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.
The investigation into the Osage murders sparked the beginning of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.