Monrovia Public Library

BLT Book Club - A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Elnora Comstock grows up on the banks of Limberlost Swamp in Indiana with her bitter mother, Katharine. Unable to afford an education, Elnora develops a plan to sell artifacts and moths from the swamp. A Girl of the Limberlost has been considered a classic since its publication in 1909, inspiring several film adaptations.

The Booked for Lunch on Tuesday Book Club meets in the Monrovia Community Center meeting room next door to Monrovia Library.  For more information contact chewitt [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-489-3392.


BLT Book Club - House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left.

BLT Book Club - The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife.

BLT Book Club - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man - but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child's father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne's husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened - and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.

BLT Book Club - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."  The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

BLT Book Club -A Widow For One Year by John Irving

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman.  By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten.  Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life.  When we first meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four.

BLT Book Club - Eden Close by Anita Shreve

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Andrew, after many years, returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral. Planning to remain only a few days, he is drawn into the tragic legacy of his childhood friend and beautiful girl next door, Eden Close. An adopted child, Eden had learned to avoid the mother who did not want her and to please the father who did. She also aimed to please Andrew and his friends, first by being one of the boys and later by seducing them. Then one hot night, Andrew was awakened by gunshots and piercing screams from the next farm: Mr. Close had been killed and Eden blinded.

BLT Book Club: The Good Dream by Donna VanLiere

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tennessee, 1950:  Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn't expected.  After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with.

BLT Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely–their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F.

BLT Book Club: My Antonia by Willa Cather

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

One of Cather's earliest novels — written in 1918 — is the story of Antonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. In quiet, probing depth, the story commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers whose persistence and strength helped to build America.

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