Meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. This book club has been going strong for 40+ years and loves to see new faces! Find out what the next book is below.
Books are available in print, and when possible as an e-book and a digital audiobook.
Make it a night out and dine at one of Montrose Shopping Parks favorite restaurants.
Adult Book Group: Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano - Meeting via Zoom
Join our discussion of Giordano's Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!
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Isla Morley's The Last Blue takes place mainly in 1937 and a bit in the 1970s and is about Havens, a struggling photographer and his reporter sent by Roosevelt to document America’s working class. They are sent to Appalachia and encounter elusive-for-a-reason siblings who are Blue people. The photographer is instantly smitten, falls (literally) head over heels for Jubilee and tries to keep quiet about these folks in the hollers who are “different”. This historical fiction novel indicates clearly the depths of hatred some “right-colored” people have for people who are “different” (poverty, upbringing, skin color) from themselves but is finally, a luminous love story, with Havens learning to let go as Jubilee learns to stand up for herself. When I slow down my reading as I enter the last chapters of a book, I just want to stay within this book’s “walls” and not escape to the real world. - reviewed by Maureen