Blackwater Regional Library

Carrollton Book Club

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When:
July 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018-07-23T18:00:00-04:00
2018-07-23T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Carrollton Branch
14362 New Towne Haven Lane
Carrollton
VA 23314
Cost:
Free
Contact:
757-238-2641

Carrollton Branch Book Club:  Our branch book club is meeting at a new time! Fourth Monday of the month at 6pm:

**No June Meeting

July 23rd: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

“Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.                                                    An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.”

August 27th: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
“An outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most                                                  massive fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season.”

September 24th: How to be Safe by Tom McAllister

“Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television a  suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless  scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced.  Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she’s somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online. A piercing feminist howl written in trenchant prose, How to Be Safe is a compulsively readable, darkly funny exposé of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered.”

October 22rd: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

“Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two  lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes — she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their  vastly different  circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As   Alexandria pores  over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past  that colors her view of Ricky’s crime.

November 26th: Holiday potluck and book exchange

 

 

 

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