An adult book discussion group meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Kish branch of the Mifflin Co. Library.
New adults are always welcome! For more information, call the Kish Branch (717)935-2880, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Group Selections for 2015
May 19th, 2015--Leaving Time by Jodi PicoultFor over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague. Hard questions and answers."*
Definitely an interesting read and for those who have read Picoult before...there is always a unexpected turn in the story.
June 16th, 2015--The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Picking up where "Tom Sawyer" let off, Huck Finn is struggling to settle into his new life with Widow Douglas as she tries to make him "civilized" but Huck still wants adventure. When his deadbeat father comes back in town he isn't thrilled with Huck refuting him so he kidnaps him. One adventure after another with this boy...will he live long enough to enjoy the treasure that he and Tom found in the end of the previous book? One thing is for sure, if Huck Finn is involved, there is bound to be an adventure!
July 21st, 2015--The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A young Irish immigrant is sent by train from NYC to points unknown. It's anyone's guess if she will be adopted by a loving family or become a domestic slave. When she grows up and returns to the East coast, she expects a peaceful life for herself. A young girl who is struggling to stay on the right side of the tracks and is required to perform community service is sent to help an elderly widow sort through her belongings. Little do they know how much they have in common...same struggles, just a lifetime apart.
*some reviews and descriptions courtesy of goodreads.com