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Adult Book Clubs

Adult Book Club
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran and a convicted murderer.  As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?

Rust Library
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham
In 1864, Washington, one has to be careful with talk of secession. Mary Surratt, a widow who runs a small boarding house, isn't half as committed to the cause as her son, Johnny. If he's not escorting veiled spies, he's inviting home men like John Wilkes Booth, the actor who is even more charming in person than he is on the stage. But when President Lincoln is killed, the question of what Mary knew becomes more important than anything else.
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Cascades Library
Monday, October 01, 2018
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg 
Spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today, this is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. 

Ashburn Library
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs starts her life out as a maid in an aristocratic London household at the age of thirteen, but soon Maisie's intuitive gifts become know and she sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful. 
Purcellville Library
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Living in Wexford, Ireland, Nora Webster is widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money. Nora has lost the love of her life Maurice. She is wounded and living in a tiny community where everyone knows your business. She begins on a journey to find solace in herself.



Purcellville Library
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1:00 PM

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