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You'll note in our database that a number of listings are for 'reader's circles.' These are a new kind of book group where people attend with whatever they're reading. The only structure is if participants decide to have an 'optional book.' Otherwise, everyone just brings their own books, articles, magazines, and conversation goes from there. The idea is to loosen the usual format so participants can select their own reading and attend even if they're still in the middle of a book. Conversation inevitably covers the books brought and many other subjects as well.
Reader's Circle seeks to renew the spirit of dialogue that animated the coffeehouses of early modern England and the salons of Enlightenment France. Franklin's Junto and the Lyceums of the 19th century also suggest the tone of American life we hope to facilitate.
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Wages of Empire Michael J. Cooper
In the summer of 1914, sixteen-year-old Evan Sinclair leaves home to join the Great War for Civilization. Little does he know that, despite the war raging in Europe, the true source of conflict will emerge in Ottoman Palestine, since it's from Jerusalem where the German Kaiser dreams to rule as Holy Roman Emperor. Filled with such...
Traumergy Patrick Carberry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Peter Morley is a retired FBI Intelligence Officer and Christian who becomes a neutrino physicist at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He started using new technology which identified a new form of energy based on traumatic past events he calls "Traumergy"...
Sweetie, That's Not Sweets! Dr. Kathleen Humel
Sweetie, That’s Not Sweets! is a children’s book that teaches the importance of only taking medicine as directed by a healthcare provider, parent, or guardian to ensure safety and proper treatment. Pharmacist Dr. Kathleen Humel uses an extended poem to deliver this message in an engaging and...
The Palm Reader Antoinette Zam
When someone from a friend group dies, the secrets do not die with her. Four women — Casey, Elle, Kathy, and Lauren — were barely adults when they met and became friends at Northwestern University. Their friendship grew over the four years they spent at college, and when their time together came to an end, they held on tight to their...
The Politzer Saga Linda A. Broenniman
A housefire in 2011. The contents of a box that survives become the catalyst for a quest whose seeds were planted in 1983 - the day Linda Ambrus Broenniman learned that her Catholic father was Jewish and what little family history she knew was a lie. Searching for truth, Linda pieces together the astonishing story of her Jewish...
Broken Water Barbara Lane
Broken Water recounts the incredible journey of 11 sisters who navigated through a childhood filled with abuse, neglect, and separation in the foster care system. It is a raw and honest portrayal of their eventual reconnection and healing as they bravely share their individual tales of resilience and survival. The primary objective...
Crossing Paths: The Road to Destiny Nina Purtee
Annie's destiny awaits. Will it be smooth sailing or turbulent seas as she tries to navigate this new positive romance? After a life-changing journey, Annie's decision to accept a proposal from Ramone, a dashing Spanish matador who defies his own father to keep Annie and her father safe, opens the next chapter in their...
Breathe for Me Donna B. Comeaux
Robert Aaron Jaeger no longer has the emotional fight to outlast his grief. Less than a month ago, his wife and four-year-old daughter were in a terrible accident on the downtown streets of Seattle. The four-year-old came away with scratches. His wife, Christina, succumbed to her injuries. Under the disguise of rafting through the Glenwood...
Into the Marrow G.W. Allison
A killer forces Leroy Cutter to a last resort in Key West. In the aftermath of a high-profile case that brought the city to its knees, Leroy Cutter leaves Detroit, seeking refuge in Key West. He plans to unwind with an old Navy buddy and reset his life. Unfortunately, Key West PD pegs Cutter as their prime suspect in a brutal murder and the...
Inside Our Days Michele Merens
Liked by Westchester Book Club! A happily married woman abruptly flees home and family after receiving a dire health diagnosis. As Bree Durning rejects all offers of help and instead becomes preoccupied with her own blindsiding memories, even her psychologist-trained husband is tested to his limits as he struggles...
The Do's & Don'ts of Divorce Mary Caldwell
This personal narrative shines a much-needed light on the divorce process as told by "Mary," who offers women a hilariously insightful perspective on divorce, both as a client and as a lawyer familiar with the legal profession in general. The Do's & Don'ts of Divorce lays bare all of the things women aren't told, but...
Trinity - The Search Anthony T. Jackson
In a world where the truth about mankind's origins has been unveiled, Trinity and Joshua stand at a crossroads. Their decision to join the aliens in their fight against mutinous crewmates holds the key to humanity's destiny. Prepare for an exhilarating expedition as they delve into the heart-pounding world...
Trinity - The Awakening Anthony T. Jackson
After the sudden death of her son, Trinity is searching for something. Anything to get her away from the pain of an empty home, a broken heart, and the monotony of a government desk job. To her, the solution is obvious. The only way for Trinity to escape is for her to end it all. She never expects the ancient style of Kung Fu,
Beneath a Veteran's Honor Naomi Elie
As a mother and 20-year military veteran caregiver, Naomi Elie shares the stages of the onset of schizophrenia encountered by young Navy Corpsman London Elie while on active-duty at Balboa Navy Medical Center in San Diego, California. As Corpsman Elie enthusiastically assumes his military career role at Balboa...
The Translucent Boy and the Girl Who Saw Him Tom Hoffman
Odo Whitley is translucent, human frosted glass, eyes peering through him, never at him. His achingly lonely existence is upended when a strange girl with flaming orange hair passes him a cryptic note in science class, sending the two unlikely new friends on an interdimensional...
Holy Ghost K.D. Conway
It is said that history does not repeat, but rather it rhymes.Today, Spain is a modern, civilized, and progressive society, and it is difficult to imagine that less than 100 years ago that father was set against son, brother against brother, and neighbor against neighbor, in a fight to the death. But yet it was. From 1931 to 1936 Spain descended...
Like Printing Money R.A. Cramblitt
It seemed like a routine surveillance gig for private investigator Charlaine Pennington. Except that she didn’t know who the client was or why she was following a chief financial officer with nothing but sterling achievements on her resume. In the course of 48 hours, a series of events unravels the perception of normality: A baffling abduction of...
Diggin' Up Bones Bonnie Wright
Diggin' Up Bones reveals shame's maniacal weaponry, joker-like masks and mind games causing psychological and emotional damage to the most vulnerable, manifesting itself in adulthood, and conceived and embedded across future generations. This inspirational love story digs deep, challenging and uprooting the...
Beyond the Sea Nina Purtee
Reduced to a state of grief and loss of direction, Annie Harrison is offered an opportunity to board her grandfather's lavish sailing vessel, the Porto Banus, in Marbella, Spain, and begin an international adventure to restore her confidence and sense of balance. Along the way, Annie encounters two dashing suitors, a brave and...
Feelin' It: A College Journey of Epic Proportions Eric V. Warren
Every year, thousands of Black students head off to predominantly White colleges and universities. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be one of those students? Feelin' It is a deep dive into the thoughts, feelings and experiences of a Black student finding his way through a small university in Michigan's untamed Upper Peninsula.
The Violence of Reason Pete Planisek
As spring returns to Norway in 1942, Norill Haugen, a spy in the Norwegian resistance movement, barely recognizes her once quiet life. Two years of Nazi occupation, aided by the collusion of those loyal to the illegitimate government of Vidkun Quisling, a German sympathizer, has divided her country and...
Woman of an Uncertain Age Priya Malhotra
When fifty-something Naina Mehta's husband dies of a heart attack, she transforms herself from a suburban wife into a bold woman thirsty for new experiences. A far cry from the classic image of the aging Indian widow who dresses in subdued colors and focuses solely on her children and God. Naina moves to New...
Observer Lanza Robert & Nancy Kress
If we can alter the structure of reality, should we? Caro Soames-Watkins, a talented neurosurgeon whose career has been upended by controversy, is jobless, broke, and the sole supporter of her sister, a single mother with a severely disabled child. When she receives a strange job offer from Nobel Prize-winning...
The Disciple's Wife Marilyn Malcolm
Sarah never meant to follow Jesus. She was following her husband. Chasing after him. Trying to save him from the cult of a false messiah. In her pursuit, she wonders why only she seems to hear this charlatan proclaim himself to be God, again and again. And in her journey, she begins to recognize the truth. Wander the deserts and valleys...
Understandable Economics Howard Yaruss
In this entertaining and informative guide, author Howard Yaruss breaks down our economic system in a straightforward way, avoiding jargon, formulas, graphs, and other technical material so common in books on this subject. Instead, he creates a compelling and comprehensive picture of our economy using...
My Big Fake Wedding Jessica Hatch
The date is set. The guy is definitely not. When I entered a lottery to win a free wedding, I had no idea that I was about to be cheated on, and unceremoniously dumped, by my ex-boyfriend. So when I win, there’s just one teeny tiny problem… I have no one to walk down the aisle with. All I need to do now is find a husband. Simple, right?
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