Book Club

Belinda Acosta – Sisters, Strangers and Starting Over

Beatriz Sánchez-Milligan is shocked when her 14-year-old niece, Celeste, stumbles into her 25th wedding anniversary party. Celeste reveals that her mother, Perla, has died. Beatriz immediately takes Celeste in. Undaunted, Beatriz begins to plan a quinceañera for Celeste; but the party planning doesn't comfort Celeste, nor does it ease Beatriz's pain. She feels guilty for losing contact with Perla, and that guilt grows deeper when she meets Josie Mendoza, a journalist who reveals that Perla may have been murdered. The second novel in the Quinceanera Club series by Austinite Belinda Acosta, Sisters, Strangers, and Starting Over is a wonderful look at family, and what we do to make it work.

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ISBN: 9780446540520
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 1st, 2010

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

Reading fiction to escape reality is a great way to unwind, but exploring reality can sometimes be even more rewarding. These books aren’t about fictional characters or locales. They don’t happen in a far away land or make believe place. They are stories of our world, of our journeys, of reality and our perception of it. We’ll be reading books that range from botany to black holes and, trust me, it’s stranger than fiction. This month’s book is The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

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ISBN: 9780618918249
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Published: Mariner Books - January 16th, 2008

Not Just Another Teen Book Club

Not Just Another Teen Book Club will be reading some of the books from the last few years that have kept us talking the most. We meet the 4th Saturday of every month at 2PM, and we welcome all readers aged 13-18! This month we’ll be reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Everyone who attends this month's Teen book club will get a special chance to speak with author Maggie Stiefvater,  in a private pre-signing meeting before her BookPeople event on Thursday, July 29th.

 


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ISBN: 9780545123273
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

7% Solution Book Club

From the dark and foggy alleyways of 19th Century London to the austere modern high-rises of Tokyo, from proper Scottish tearooms to dank Egyptian pharaohs' tombs, criminals ply their vile trade. Come join Sharee and Tommy the first Monday of every month at 7PM as they explore the worlds of fiction's greatest mysteries where famous detectives pit their wits against literature's most dastardly villains. But you must hurry - the game is already afoot. This month's title is Killing Floor by Lee Child.


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ISBN: 9780515141429
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Published: Jove - April 25th, 2006

Ludicrous Speed Book Club

Time to get your geek on! From speculative fiction, deep space adventures and alternate histories to the magical and epic fantasy realms, all who can admit their dorkdom are welcome. Whether you are new to the genre or have been burning through the books for years, this group is for you. The exploration of popular Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors and sub genres happens the third Monday of every month at 7PM with Joel and Tommy. This month we will be discussing The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

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ISBN: 9780312536633
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 17th, 2009

This Book Could Be Your Life

Get ready for some rock and roll! Dig into the history of rock and roll, its stars and styles, exploring everything from punk to pop. Whether you’re a casual listener or a compulsive collector, Bosco and Stephana will satisfy your rock and roll obsession the third Sunday of every month at 5PM.

This month’s book is Eye Mind by Paul Drummond.

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ISBN: 9780976082262
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Published: Process - October 1st, 2007

Inspired Reads Book Club (formerly the Do-Gooder Book Club)

A new take on BookPeople's Do-Gooder Book Club, Inspired Reads will explore books about good doing, good ideas, and good people. These will be non-fiction books about people and ideas that inspire us to make the world a more whole and healthy place. Authors discussed include Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Jonathan Safran Foer, and many more. Join us the third Sunday of every month at 11AM to get inspired. This month’s book is Soul of a Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb.

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ISBN: 9780312595371
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 30th, 2010

Mother Daughter Book Club

What better way to celebrate Mothers and Daughters than with a little intergenerational literary chitchat? We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2PM, and the books are aimed at girls aged 9-13 and moms of all ages! This month’s book is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.


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ISBN: 9780805088410
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 12th, 2009

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