October 19th Book Club

The Riverton Area Book Club will meet Saturday, October 19, to discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.Is this book about lost things--or "lost" people?  It is up to the readers to decide how they interpret the story line of Hogan's novel, published in 2017. Anthony, an aging writer, leaves his home and collection of items to his assistant Laura. It is now her job to return these items to their original owners.

Book Club - September 21

The Riverton Area Book Club has picked Dark Matter by Blake Crouch as its choice for the September 21 meeting. In this thriller family man Jason Dessen is abducted and given the chance to re-do his life in an alternative reality, one in which he is a prize-winning genius in science, not an "ordinary" college professor married with a son. Which life is Jason's real one and which is the dream?  How and why has his life taken this alternate trajectory?

 

August 17 Book Club Reminder

Hi, Readers and Listeners!This Saturday (the 17th, from 10-11 am) is the August meeting of the Riverton Area Book Club at the Riverton Library. We will be talking about Sally Field's memoir, In Pieces. Field opens up about the abuse she endured by her stepfather and how it affected relationships with her family and the career she chose.The library staff have made the following suggestions for the next book meeting. Other recommendations are welcome also!

August 17 Book Club

On August 17 the Riverton Area Book Club will discuss Sally Field's memoir In Pieces, which was published in 2018.  With honesty and vulnerability Field writes about her childhood abuse and loneliness and how they caused her to "divide herself into pieces to survive" (NPR interview). Becoming an actress and finding her voice became her salvation. This book is an intimate look at a woman's journey of discovery and acceptance, particularly poignant in view of the #MeToo movement.

 

Book Club - July 20th

The July 20th meeting of the book club presents a legal thriller with its selection of The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. Do Mark, Todd, and Zola remain their last year in law school to achieve degrees or do they expose the shady dealings of the school's New York hedge-fund operator? And what happens to the thousands of dollars in debt they have incurred?  This novel, published in 2017, promises to be an exciting read. John Grisham is a well-known writer, attorney, activist, and politician who has written over 31 novels.

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