Book Clubs

4 Seasons Book Club

Four SeasonsA Library sponsored book club for adults. Join us as we read and discuss 4 new releases each year!

The Library’s 4 Seasons Book Club is free and open to the public; however advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Adult Services Librarian Teresa Vadakin at (607) 272-4557 extension 272 or tvadakin@tcpl.org.

You can participate in the 4 Seasons Book Club both online and in-person. Face-to-face meeting dates in 2014 are scheduled for March 6, May 1, August 7 and October 2. Discussions online for the 4 Seasons Book Group is ongoing and by invitation only. Email Teresa, tvadakin@tcpl.org, if you are interested.

4 Seasons Book Club Meeting Dates in 2014

Thursdays: March 6, May 1, August 7, October 2
6:30 - 7:30 PM
BorgWarner Community Room

The online 4 Seasons Book Club is available through Goodreads. Goodreads is a "free website for book lovers.” Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.  Here is  information about how Goodreads works https://www.goodreads.com/about/how_it_works. To register on Goodreads and the online 4 Seasons Book Club, go to http://www.goodreads.com.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

4 Seasons Book Club Selections

Winter
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

Inspired by the true story of suffragist and abolitionist Sarah Grimké, The Invention of Wings, explores the complex relationship between Grimké, the privileged daughter of a Southern plantation owner, and Handful, her family’s compliant, yet strong-willed, slave. Through alternating first-person narrative, Kidd masterfully illustrates the struggles of each woman to break free from their oppressors in pursuit of their dreams.

A limited number of copies of The Invention of Wings will be available to borrow for preregistered participants.

A list of books, articles and "read-a-likes" is available at library.booksite.com/6631/nl/?list=CNL14&group=EB255 .

The complete book club kit guide for discussion groups is online at tcpl.org/we-suggest/documents/TCPL-Book-kit-guide-Invention-of-Wings2014.pdf.


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Spring
The Accident
by Chris Pavone

Discussion Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the BorgWarner West Community Room

The Accident tells the story of Isabel Reed, a struggling literary agent, who receives the break of her career in the form of an anonymous manuscript.  Rife with scandal, the manuscript provides insight into the sordid past of a beloved media mogul with life-altering implications for famous Americans and political operatives alike. 


1914 by Jean Echenoz

Summer
1914
by Jean Echenoz


Discussion Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the BorgWarner West Community Room

The Summer pick is 1914 by Jean Echenoz, a work of historical fiction dealing with the time period of World War I.

A limited number of copies of 1914 will be available to borrow for preregistered participants. Contact tvadakin@tcpl.org or call 272-4557 extension 272 if you would like to sign up for this book discussion group.

Sign up for Goodreads and join the 4 Seasons Book Club if you are interested in joining the virtual chat! Here's how!

A list of related books are available at:

Non-fiction
http://library.booksite.com/6631/nl/?list=CNL1&group=EB288

Fiction
http://library.booksite.com/6631/nl/?list=CNL1&group=EB285

A complete book club kit guide for discussion groups is available online.


Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

Fall
Windigo Island
by William Kent Krueger

Discussion Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the BorgWarner West Community Room

The Fall pick is Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger.

A limited number of copies of Windigo Island will be available to borrow for preregistered participants. Contact tvadakin@tcpl.org or call 272-4557 extension 272 if you would like to sign up for this book discussion group.

If you liked Windigo Island, check out this list of further readings!

Sign up for Goodreads and join the 4 Seasons Book Club if you are interested in joining the virtual chat! Here's how!

 

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