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Jam Day and Time
Date: May 15, 2013
Location: Library Conference Room
Canton Repository's Article on Book Clubs
The Canton Respository's Saimi Bergmann writes ...
Maureen Kilcullen does background research on the author and topic before each meeting of the Jam Session Book Club at the library at Kent State’s Stark campus. She’s researching World War II for the April discussion of “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”
“I want a good discussion, and want to be able to answer questions that come up,” Kilcullen said. “We’re learning. We’ve got people reading things outside their comfort zone. I like that — that’s the librarian in me talking.”
Library Book Club Pick for May
Dark Places by
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she'd much rather leave alone, in Flynn's scorching follow-up to "Sharp Objects."
Library Book Club Recommendations
Speaking from among the Bones by
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by "USA Today" as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature." "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they're found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters diaries. What she is "not" accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancreds death, the English hamlet of Bishops Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saints tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove theres never such thing as an open-and-shut case. Acclaim for Alan Bradleys beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award "Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate."--"USA Today" "Utterly beguiling."--"People" (four stars), on "The Weed That Strings the Hangmans Bag" "Outstanding . . . a] marvelous blend of whimsy and mystery."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review), on "A Red Herring Without Mustard" "Original, charming, devilishly creative."--Bookreporter, ""on" I Am Half-Sick of Shadows"
Broken Harbor by
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
The mesmerizing fourth novel of the Dublin murder squad by New York Times bestselling author Tana French Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks. And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children. With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French’s new novel goes full throttle with a heinous crime, creating her most complicated detective character and her best book yet.
The Kingmaker's Daughter by
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
Spies, poison, and curses surround her…. Is there anyone she can trust? In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England. The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker’s daughter will achieve her father’s greatest ambition.
About the Author
|Gillian Flynn is a New York Times best selling author, an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two Britain's Dagger Awards for the literary mystery Sharp Objects. The first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year. Her works have been published in twenty-eight counties. Gillian lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, their son, and their giant black cat, Roy.
|Learn more about the author at Gillian-Flynn.com.