Book Club – The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

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It’s here, in the first volume of Patricia Highsmith’s five-book Ripley series, that we are introduced to the suave Tom Ripley, a young striver seeking to leave behind his past as an orphan bullied for being a “sissy.” Newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to... Read More

Book Club – Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

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Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this... Read More

Book Club – Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom

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This is the “richly detailed story of a woman caught between two cultures” (Sandra Dallas, New York Timesbestselling author) inspired by the real life of Crow Mary—an Indigenous woman in 19th-century North America. Come and join in on the discussion in a member's residence. Watch the listserv for the exact address.

Book Club – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Murray

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A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Come join the... Read More

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