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, January 28th - 6:00pm
by Lolly Winston
Stanton has just lost her husband to cancer. But instead of the five
stages of grief, there are fourteen: Denial, Oreos, Anger,
Bargaining, Depression, Ashes, Lust, Waitressing, Mentoring, Dating,
Baking, Acceptance, Goodwill, and Thanksgiving. Determined to be a
good widow, Sophie nonetheless ends up scarfing cartons of ice cream
for breakfast, weeping in the produce section, and showing up at
work in her robe and bunny slippers. In no time, she finds she's
lost not only her husband but her job and waistline as well. Hoping
to reinvent her life, she moves to Ashland, Oregon. However, instead
of finding a rugged Sam Shepard kind of guy, she finds herself
involved in ever more hilariously confused adventures. Will she drop
in a pile, or will she recover?
Monday, February 25th - 6pm
Half Broke Horses
by Jeanette Walls
true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother)
who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left
home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother
runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts,
floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal
tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still remains a
woman of indomitable spirit.
Monday, March 25th - 6pm
by Kristin Hannah
Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo
their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's
1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the
noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead
by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but
never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the
long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out,
especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni.
Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia
takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic
relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as
greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable
hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
Monday, April 29th - 6pm
Peter and the
by Dave Berry & Ridley Pearson
after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never
Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose
mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate
and the native inhabitants of a remote island.
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 encounted, 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
All the Missing
by Megan Miranda