April 2021 Virtual Book Discussion

On Tuesday, April 27, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group at 7:00 pm on Zoom as we discuss Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale, by Adam Minter. This book reveals what happens to donated and recycled objects, and even to totaled vehicles. Here’s my earlier review. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk, the audiobook can be downloaded from Hoopla, and the ebook is available from Media on Demand/Libby.

Please register online here.

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March 2020 Virtual Book Discussion

On Tuesday, March 30, the Tuesday Evening Book Group will meet via Zoom at 7:00 pm to discuss Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore.

This is a remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of order.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study with her best friend, or go on tour with her boyfriend’s band? She wakes up as 51-year-old Oona, and learns that she will jump through time every birthday. Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? World traveler? Married? Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.

Please join us! Visit the library’s website for more information and to register for the discussion.

Brenda

 

February Virtual Book Discussion: Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

On February 23 at 7:00 pm, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discuss Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia. In this contemporary novel of adventure and friendship, an eccentric billionaire invites the city of Boston on a treasure hunt for a share of his fortune.  Here’s my recent review.  Please register online here. Copies of the book are available now at the Circulation Desk;  visit MediaonDemand/Libby for eBook and eAudiobook copies and Hoopla for ebook copies.

Brenda

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

After an eccentric billionaire collapses at a hospital fundraiser, the city of Boston is invited to participate in a treasure hunt for a share of his fortune. Researcher Tuesday Mooney, along with young neighbor Dorry, friend and former coworker Dex, and rich, mysterious Archie, explores train tunnels, an abandoned theater and a haunted house, all while occasionally talking to her first best friend, Abby, who’s been missing for years. Full of adventure and suspense, this love letter to Boston is full of engaging, witty, complex characters, and is a feel-good treasure to read and savor. Readalikes include Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Ready Player One, and The Westing Game. This will be the library’s February book discussion selection.

Brenda

January Virtual Book Discussion: A Murder of Magpies

Please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discuss A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders on January 26 at 7:00 pm. This is the first mystery featuring London book editor Sam Clair, who has one author turn in a terrible manuscript; then her friend Kit goes missing after sending a tell-all manuscript about a fashion designer’s death. Witty, darkly funny, and hard to put down; here’s my earlier review. Copies of the book will be available December 26 for curbside pickup; downloadable audiobook copies available from Hoopla and downloadable audio and ebook copies from Media on Demand / Libby.

Brenda

November Virtual Book Discussion: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

On November 24 at 7:00 pm, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discuss The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. This is a witty and heartwarming novel about an introvert who suddenly learns she’s part of a big, complicated family. Please register online. My earlier review is here. Copies of the book are available now at the Circulation Desk; visit MediaonDemand/Libby for eBook and eAudiobook copies.

Brenda

October Virtual Book Discussion: Under a Dark Sky

On October 27 at 7:00 pm, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discussion Under a Dark Sky by Chicago author Lori Rader-Day. This contemporary novel of psychological suspense won an Anthony Award, and is set in a park based on the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Register for the book discussion here. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Visit Hoopla to download the eaudiobook, and Media on Demand (Overdrive/Libby) for ebook  and eaudiobook availability.

Brenda

September Virtual Book Discussion: The Right Sort of Man

On September 22 at 7:00 pm, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discuss The Right Sort of Man, by Allison Montclair. This historical mystery is set in London in 1946. Here is my earlier review. Register for the book discussion here. Copies of the book will be available soon at the Circulation Desk. Visit Media on Demand (Overdrive/Libby) for ebook and eaudiobook availability.

Brenda

The Tourist Attraction

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler

In this quirky debut romantic comedy, Zoey Caldwell meets grumpy Graham Barnett on her first night in Moose Springs, Alaska. Graham reluctantly serves tourists from a nearby luxury lodge at his diner, The Tourist Trap, but he’d rather be spending time with his dog or making sculptures with a chain saw. Zoey has been saving her tips for years to afford a two-week vacation in Alaska, and is happy to sleep on the sofa in her friend Lana’s suite at the lodge. Determined to see as many Alaskan attractions as she can, Zoey’s day trips are with a budget company and she goes whale watching in heavy seas, and gets an uncooperative horse on a trail ride. Graham is part of a long-running local versus rich tourist feud, but introduces Zoey to his dog, his friends, and takes her to a local favorite bakery for giant cinnamon rolls. Graham is a bit too ready to get into a fight for my tastes, but clearly has a soft spot for Zoey and her friend Lana. Funny and engaging, with a great sense of place, this novel will have readers eager to visit Moose Springs, Alaska, ASAP. Fortunately, the author’s second book, Mistletoe and Mr. Right, will be published this October. Other reviewers suggest books by Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, and Debbie Macomber as readalikes. The Tourist Attraction will be our virtual book discussion selection on August 25.

Brenda

July 2020 Virtual Book Discussion: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home by Now

On July 28 at 7:00 pm, please join the Tuesday Evening Book Group on Zoom as we discuss If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home by Now, by Christopher Ingraham. Continuing our summer theme of armchair travel, this is the true story of a data reporter who wrote about the least desirable place to live in the lower 48 states, based on scenery and climate. Residents of Red Lake County in northwest Minnesota objected to the article, invited the reporter to visit, and he unexpectedly moved there with his young family. My earlier review is here. Register for the book discussion here. Copies of the book are available on Hoopla and from Media on Demand (our Libby/Overdrive collection). More copies will be available at the library soon.

Brenda