Evening Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Join us on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:30pm as we discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. It should be an interesting read and discussion as there may be some parallels to the ‘bubble’ of Mountain Lakes that we live in!

For more information on the evening book club contact Heather Hornby.

More information about the book:

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag Donations

This February we are donating Valentine’s Day gift bags to the Jersey Battered Women’s Service.

Please fill a pink or feminine gift bag with little items to help make the women feel special (makeup, beauty products, skincare, treats etc). Here is an example of a gift bag to be donated this year:

Please plan to drop bags off February 3rd or 4th. Contact Maria Hunter for drop off location.

Thank you in advance for helping us to support this wonderful cause!

February Afternoon Book Club: Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe by DawnTripp

The book club meets monthly on Tuesdays @12:00pm for a potluck lunch and lively book discussion.

Please contact Jen Marotta if you’re interested in attending.

More about the book:

In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.

Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend.

 

Evening Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Join us for a fun and lively book/movie discussion on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30pm.

Kevin Kwan’s debut novel is a fun and quick read. It’s the perfect book for a snow day! No movie yet but one is in the making.

Join us for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation on the 31st.

Event Details

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Heather at heatherprincehornby@outlook.com

This month we’re reading Crazy Rich Asians. More about the book:

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.