Book Club - November 16 and January 20th

The Riverton Area Book Club will meet Saturday, November 16, to discuss Restart, by Gordon Korman, the bestselling author of The 39 Clues and Swindle series for teens. This novel was chosen to bring adult awareness to the topic of school bullying, a topic highlighted in October (Bullying Prevention Month). Chase Ambrose wakes up with amnesia after suffering from a head injury due to a fall.  He doesn't remember anything about his life, particularly what a bullying person he was as a sports standout in high school. Now he has a chance to change that description.

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.

 

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