Meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. This book club has been going strong for 40+ years and loves to see new faces! Find out what the next book is below.
Books are available in print, and when possible as an e-book and a digital audiobook.
Make it a night out and dine at one of Montrose Shopping Parks favorite restaurants.
Adult Book Group: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundahti Roy
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Bringing to vivid life a realistic tale of homelessness & poverty. debut novelist Marie Miranda Cruz introduces us to feisty, resilient 12-year old Nora, who lives with her mother in her father's grave crypt in the Philippine capital of Manilla. The truly harsh elements of survival and hunger are coupled with the kindness and community that Nora finds while searching for her mother, who has inexplicably gone missing. There are some scary elements such as beatings & kidnapping and young readers may flinch when confronted with these, but Cruz' memorable title character is so worthy of compassion, you will be rooting for her the whole way to the satisfying ending. This novel is a true gem and one that should be read and discussed. I loved the interspersed Tagalog words (glossary in back) and additional teachers guide. Exceptional for ages 10 and up. - Maureen