A novel, written by author Heather Morris entitled, “The Tattooist Of Auschwitz” is a true, miraculous story of love and perseverance in amongst the horror and devastation of Auschwitz. Spalding Library’s book club members have chosen to read this book, for the month of August.
On April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions (from Amazon.com). Extra copies of this book are available at the Library. We will be discussing this book at the next book club meeting, which will be Monday, September 14th (because of Labor Day weekend) at 4pm, in the conference room at the Library.
The novel “Deadline” is an excellent romantic thriller by legendary author Sandra Brown who will not only have you captivated from the very first chapter but will have you gripping the very edge of your seat with a shocker of an ending!… An ambitious reporter haunted by memories of the war in Afghanistan follows an FBI tip to investigate the mysterious disappearance — and likely murder — of a former Marine.
Dawson Scott is a haunted man. A well-respected journalist recently returned from an assignment in Afghanistan, he’s privately suffering from battle fatigue, and it has begun to threaten every aspect of his life. But when Dawson gets a call from a source within the FBI, it could be his big break — and he has a vested interest in the case. New information has come to light for a story that began 40 years ago.
Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. As Dawson digs deeper into the story, he cannot ignore his developing feelings for Wesson’s ex-wife, Amelia, and his desire to protect her two young sons.
The case takes a stunning new turn when Amelia’s nanny turns up dead, and Dawson finds himself the prime suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase, for only the notorious outlaws can clear his name . . . and reveal the secret, startling truth about himself (from amazon.com).
Spalding’s Library book club members are reading this novel for the month of May. They will meet on Monday, June 1st at 4:00pm, at the Library, to discuss this book. Extra copies are available. There is also an audio book that can be checked out. The book is also available on the Library’s Overdrive website which can be found at: http://www.libraries.ne.gov/spalding.
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4p.m. Books are available at the Library. On February 3rd, we will discuss “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by author Gail Honeyman. On March 2nd, we will discuss the mystery novel, “Still Life” by Louise Penny. Newcomers are welcome.
Recent additions to the adult fiction collection include Lee Child- “Blue Moon”; Ruth Ware-“The Turn Of The Key”; David Baldacci- “A Minute To Midnight”; Nelson DeMille- “The Deserter”; Brian Freeman- “The Crooked Street”; “Jojo Moyes- “The Giver Of Stars”; “Danielle Steel -“The Good Fight”; Michael Ondaatje- “Warlight”; Pam Jenoff- “The Ambassador’s Daughter”; C.J. Box- “Stone Cold”; Susan Mallery- “Barefoot Season” and “Daughters of the Bride”; Jonathan Kellerman- “Night Moves” and “The Wedding Guest”; Barbara Delinsky- “Family Tree”; and Robert Bryndza- “Deadly Secrets”. Stop by and check out a book!
Recent additions to the adult fiction collection include John Grisham-“The Guardians”; Michael Connelly- “The Night Fire”; Tess Gerritsen- “The Shape Of Night” and “In Their Footsteps”; “James Patterson- “The House Next Door”, “The 19th Christmas”, “Unsolved” and “Invisible”; “Catherine Coulter-“Twice Dead”; Jason Wright- “The Christmas Jars”; Richard Paul Evans- “The Gift”; Stephen King- “Sleeping Beauties”; Jeffery Deaver- “More Twisted: Collected Stories”; Nelson Demille- “Radiant Angel”; Harlan Coben- “Home”; Khaled Hosaseini-“And The Mountains Echoed”; C.J. Box- “The Disappeared”; John Sanford- “Deep Freeze” and “Golden Prey”; J.A. Jance- “Cruel Intent”, “Trial By Fire”; “Edge Off Evil”, and “Web of Evil”; Jonathan Kellerman- “Victims”; Robert Bryndza- “Cold Blood”; Heather Graham- “Flawless”; plus many new large print books. Stop by and check out a book!
The Library’s book club this month is reading “The Girl In The Ice” by Robert Bryndza. It is a page-turning thriller packed with suspense. Her eyes wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice… She is not the only one. When a young boy discovers the body of a woman b beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. But will she get to him before he strikes again? (From the publisher). Extra copies of this book are available at the Library. We will be discussing this book on Monday, December 2nd.
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On November 4th, we will discuss “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by author, Kim Edwards. On December 2nd we will discuss the crime thriller, “The Girl In The Ice”, by Robert Bryndza. Newcomers are welcome.
Spalding’s Public Library will be offering unlimited ebook copies of “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. “After the Flood” is the first selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program, which offers access to the same book at the same time through public libraries.“After the Flood” will be available for download October 7—21, 2019 at http://libraries.ne.gov/spalding.There will be no waitlists or holds for the title. Only a library card and the Libby app are needed to download the ebook. The selection of “After the Flood” was made in consultation with experts at Booklist, the book review magazine of the American Library Association. The Libraries Transform Book Pick is brought to you by the American Library Association and OverDrive. For additional information about the program and ebook and additional resources like a discussion guide, please visit ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-book-pick.
Author Kim Edwards’ novel, “ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” is the book chosen for the month of October by the Spalding Public Library’s book club members. Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” explores every mother’s silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered (from amazon.com). Copies of this book are available at the library. Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. On November 4th we will discuss this novel. Newcomers are welcome.
Recent additions to the adult fiction collection include Iris Johansen-“Smoke Screen”; James Patterson-“The Store”, “The President Is Missing” and “The Inn”; Danielle Steel- “In His Father’s Footsteps”; Heather Graham- “The Summoning”, “Deadly Fate”, and “A Lethal Legacy”; Karen Harper- “Chasing Shadows”, “Falling Darkness”, and “Broken Bonds”; J.A. Jance- “Duel To The Death”; Robert Bryndza-“Last Breath”; Kristin Higgins- “On Second Thought”; and Larry McMurtry- “Rhino Beach” and “When The Light Goes”. A recent donation of audio books by author Elin Hilderbrand – “Winter Solstice”, “Winter Stroll”, “Winter Street” and “Winter Storm” are her complete Winter Street book series and have been added to the Library’s audio book collection.