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If you love to read, learn about some of the book club offerings at your Abilene Public Library.

Adventurous Book Club
South Branch Library | 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd. | Leader: Insperation Sanchez
This book club is geared for adults who wish to read books that are a bit off the beaten path and gets you out of your comfort zone, in a good way. At each session we meetup at a different local spot in town, so bring some cash if you wish to make food or drink purchases.

The Light We Lost
By: Jill Santopolo | February 15, 2019 at 6:30PM
Place: Black Box Pizza | 4001 John Knox Dr., Abilene, TX 79606

Summary: 
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated, but then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a 13-year journey of dreams, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love.

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March
March
By: John Lewis |  March 29, 2019 at 6:30PM
Place: TBA

Summary: This graphic novel trilogy is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

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Six of Crows
Six of Crows
By: Leigh Bardugo | May 3, 2019 at 6:30PM
Place: TBA

Summary: 
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first.

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People I Want to Punch in the Throat
People I Want to Punch in the Throat
By: Jen Mann | June 14, 2019 at 6:30PM
Place: TBA

Summary: 
Mann brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life, marriage, and motherhood. From the politics of joining a play group, to the thrill of mothers' night out at the gun range, nothing is sacred or off-limits.

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Cover-to-Cover Book Club
Main Library | 202 Cedar St. | Leader: Amy Watterman
Join the library's monthly book club discussion group for avid adult readers in the community.  We meet on the third Thursday evenings of each month to discuss bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.  Join us at our next session.

Gift Book Exchange for January 17, 2019 at 7:00PM

Do you have a great book you'd love to share with someone else?  Bring it and and participate in a book exchange.  We ask that everyone come with a book you'd be willing to swap as it can be a great way to get your hands on books that are new to you.  More details to come as we get closer to the date.
   

The Great Alone
By: Kristin Hannah | February 21, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: In 1974, a former Vietnam POW, suffering from flashback and nightmares, moves his family to Alaska to live off the grid in an attempt to find peace, restoration, and freedom.  They will also face dangers, both internally and externally, as they face the ultimate test of the human spirit.

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Below Stairs
Below Stairs
By: Margaret Powell | March 21, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
A kitchen maid's through-the-keyhole memoir of life in the great houses of England. At fifteen, she arrived at the servants' entrance to begin her life as a kitchen maid in 1920s England. The lowest of the low, her world was one of stoves to be blacked, vegetables to be scrubbed, mistresses to be appeased, and even bootlaces to be ironed.

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Every Note Played
Every Note Played
By: Lisa Genova | April 18, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late.

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In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
By: Bill Bryson | May 16, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary:
Funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. 

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
By: Ruth Ware | June 20, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very wrong and the inheritance at the center of it.

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Sisters First
Sisters First
By: Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush | July 18, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. In this book, they take readers on a revealing tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and their sisterly bond.

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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing
By: Delia Owens | August 15, 2019 at 7:00PM

Summary: 
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya, but she's not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. As she gets older, she longs to be loved and is drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world -- until the unthinkable happens.

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Online Book Club @ Your Library
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If you're pressed for time and want to get portions of books via your email, this club is for you.  Register for free with a valid email address and then start receiving chapters of popular titles across genres you select.  Only join the genres you're interested in and start receiving excerpts each day. | Click Here to Join


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