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

  • This adult's 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.

  • 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, April 29th - 6pm

 

 Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Berry & Ridley Pearson

 Soon 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
 

 

Shanghai Girls
By Lisa See

May and 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, Bernadette

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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 imperfect mother.

 

Monday, September 30th - 6pm
The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter
by Kate Morton

 In 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

The Virginian
 

 

 The Virginian
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

Where the Crawdads Sing
 

 

 Where the Crawdads Sing
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


First Dawn

 

 First Dawn
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

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

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.

 


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