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2nd Tuesday Book Chat: "At the Water's Edge"

2nd Tuesday Book Chat Welcomes All

Join the 2nd Tuesday Book Chat as they discuss select novels on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Adams Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue.

September 12: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to his being colorblind. To Maddie's horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster. When he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, a wealthy socialite, the three make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. And Maddie, now alone in a foreign country, must begin to figure out who she is and what she wants. The novel tells of Maddie's social awakening: to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a connection with forces larger than herself, to female friendship, and finally, to love.

October 10: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

November 14: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

December 12: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Qundlen

January 9: Memory Man by David Baldacci

February 13: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

For more information please call the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679, or visit jcls.org.

05:30PM - 06:30PM
Medford Library
Book Club