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!
Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict. An historical fiction piece about a poor Irish girl who mistakenly gets a position as a lady's maid to Andrew Carnegie's mother. The struggle of the books centers around poverty, immigration and the rise of the industrial giants who shaped the nation.
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Written by an author with a PhD in neuroscience, this fictional account explores how one moment in time can alter a life. Genova leads the reader through the realities of recovering from a neurologic event in this empowering account of personal growth.
Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani. This WWII era novel explores the impact of war and fame on an Italian family. This novel takes the reader through the life of a talented and beautiful family as opportunity and sorrow change them again and again.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Very socially awkward and routine oriented Eleanor and an odd IT man from her office befriend an elderly accident victim. A Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.
Ginny Moon by Benjami Ludwig. A young girl with autism is adjusting to life with a new family as she tries to cope with memories of an event from her previous life with her birthmother.
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. A celebrated author who has spent his life rescuing lost objects bequeathes his home and treasures to his assistant with instructions for her to reunite the lost objects with their owners.
Hope to see everyone on Saturday (although I am not sure that I will be able to attend).