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 Secret Hum of a Daisy" by Holczer December 9th at 7:30 pm
As is our book group tradition, I have choosen for December's meeting, THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY, which is a delightful, warm and enduring young person's novel, written by the talented & local (La Crescenta) middle grade fiction author TRACY HOLCZER. Please join us over festive treats, warm hearts and engaging minds as we discuss this buzzed-about debut!
"A lovely and captivating debut...Holczer writes with depth, heart, and a poetic lilt...nuanced characters engage from beginning to end."--"Publishers Weekly, " starred review--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Holczer expertly crafts the characters and dialogue to create a story readers will identify with, and thoroughly enjoy... More than simply a book about grief and the death of a parent, Grace's story is about the search for identity. An essential purchase for middle-grade collections."--"School Library Journal", starred review--School Library Journal, starred review
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Could there be a better young adult historical fiction storyteller than Stacey Lee? The Downstairs Girl rings with honesty about the plight of Jo Kwan, living in Atlanta in 1890 in an abandoned basement below an unsuspecting family that runs one of the town's newspapers. Jo becomes the unseen advice columnist "Dear Miss Sweetie" as she uses her considerable wit to answer letters - all the while working as a maid to a privileged and cruel teen. Romance, racial inequities and family squabbles all result in Lee's outstanding development into a glimpse of Atlanta's storied genteelness. This is a sure winner! - Maureen