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Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister. Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.

Monday, February 3rd
11:00 am
Meeting Room B

Due to the cancellation of our last book group we will also be discussing the Razor’s Edge by Somerset W. Maugham. Intimate acquaintances but less than friends, they meet and part in postwar London and Paris.Their story, one of Somerset Maugham’s best, encompasses the pain, passion, and poignancy of life itself.

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The Great Pearl Heist

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The Great Pearl Heist

by Molly Caldwell Crosby

Monday, December 2nd, 11:00 am

Meeting Room B

 In the summer of 1913,under the cover of London’s perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other—a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective—in the greatest jewel heist of the century.

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Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

Monday, October 7th
11:00 am
Meeting Room B

At the beginning of Pudd’nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant son’s life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master’s. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertainingly funny, yet biting novels.

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For you Kindle, Nook, and IPad readers you can get a copy of our next book from Project Gutenberg.  Just search “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson Project Gutenberg” in your browser.

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Warmth of Other Suns

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Warmth of Other Suns 
by Isabel Wilkerson

Monday, September 9th
11:00 am 
Meeting Room B

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life

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Found this video with Rufus E. Clement, Robert Foster’s father in law, regarding his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the non-segregation of public schools. Made the book seem much more real.

Also went to see Lee Daniels’ The Butler this weekend. It really brought to life a portion of the history found in the The Warmth of Other Suns.

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