BOOK CLUB 2022
Evening Readers: November 3rd, 2021 Page Turners: December 14th, 2021
Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller
David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist. When his specimen collections were demolished, he found the first fish that he recognized, and began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world.
Evening Readers: December 1st, 2021 Page Turners: January 11th, 2022
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
In an Ireland ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- Doctor Kathleen Lynn, and Bridie Sweeney.
Evening Readers: January 5th, 2022 Page Turners: February 8th, 2022
These Tangled Vines by Julianne Maclean
Fiona must navigate through tricky family relationships and tense sibling rivalries. Fiona both fears and embraces her new destiny as she searches for the truth about the fateful summer her mother spent in Italy and the father she never knew.
Evening Readers: February 2nd, 2022 Page Turners: March 8th, 2022
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves.
Evening Readers: March 2nd Page Turners: April 12th
The Survivors by Jane Harper
Coming home to help his parents move, Kieran Elliott is haunted by old memories and past mistakes. Now, a body is discovered on the beach of his hometown and the police think it might be connected to the previous deaths.
Evening Readers: April 6th Page Turners: May 10th
All the Children Are Home by Patry Francis
In a small town in Massachusetts in the 1950s, Dahlia and Louie Moscatell have finally found a rhythm as long-term foster parents to three boys. Then a social worker begs them to take on one more foster child – a six-year-old indigenous girl who will change their family dynamics forever.
Evening Readers: May 4th Page Turners: June 14th
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car.
Evening Readers: June 1st Page Turners: July 12th
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
In the Texas panhandle in 1934, severe drought plagues the land. With crops failing, dust storms whip up, leaving the farmers fighting for survival. In the perilous times of the Great Depression, Elsa Martinelli must decide whether to stay and fight for her land or head west to California which offers her family a better life.
Evening Readers: July 6th Page Turners: August 9th
Girls with Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman
College admissions season at Seattle's Elliott Bay Academy is marked by glowing acceptances from top-tier institutions and students as impressive as their parents are ambitious. But when Stanford alerts the school it's allotting only one spot to EBA for their incoming class, three mothers discover the competition is more cut-throat than they could have imagined.
Evening Readers: August 3rd Page Turners: September 13th
Outlawed by Anna North
Ada’s running out of time. In a frontier town where women who can’t have children are hanged for witchcraft, she’s still not pregnant — and quickly approaching her first wedding anniversary. As panic sets in, Ada realizes her hometown is no longer safe, so she goes on the run.
Evening Readers: September 7th Page Turners: October 11th
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
The book tells the story of a young, ambitious string quartet as they try to sort out their complicated relationships to music and one another. The Ensemble is about desire, disappointment and success, betrayal and loyalty, and the sometimes-invisible ways our friendships shape the people we become.
Evening Readers: October 5th Page Turners: November 8th
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Growing up in a Southern black community obsessed with skin color, the Vignes sisters run away at age sixteen. Though identical twins, their lives end in completely different paths. One returns to live in their hometown while the other secretly passes as white.
Evening Readers: November 2nd Page Turners: December 13th
God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney
A mesmerizing debut novel set in northern Texas about two sisters who discover a dark secret about their father, the head pastor of an evangelical megachurch, that upends their lives and community—a coming-of-age story of family, identity, and the delicate line between faith and deception.
Evening Readers: December 7th Page Turners: January 10th
Aquarium by Yaara Shehori
The Ackermans live in a world of their own, entirely by choice. Father Alex, mother Anna, and daughters Lili and Dori are all deaf — avoiding “the hearing” at all costs. Instead, they live an alternative lifestyle, only observing outsiders from afar. But when an earth-shattering secret is revealed, the family unit is torn apart, and the girls are forced to navigate the world of the hearing alone.