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.
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.
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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.
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 October 7th, we will discuss “Where The Crawdads Sing” by author Delia Owens. On November 4th we will discuss “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards. Newcomers are welcome.