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Calling all women interested in meeting new people and reading and discussing books in our homes in the Beachwood, Orange, Pepper Pike, Mayfield and nearby areas. Let's look at some classics, best sellers and any thoughtful, engaging, provocative, and inspiring books. This should be about having fun, encouraging ourselves to find more time to read, relax and enjoy ourselves with books, as well as to learn and grow in respectful, warm and friendly exchanges.
Based on the response, we can adjust the parameters of the group, accordingly. Looking to get started in 2019.

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Book Discussion - Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Orange Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Please join our friendly group to discuss Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This popular debut novel has remained on the NY Times best seller list for over 37 weeks, and is in production to become a motion picture. Description: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder and court room drama. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. “‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is about loneliness,” Owens recently wrote on her website. “I have lived an isolated and lonely life, but from the moment my incredible readers picked up the book, I have not felt alone again.” Reviews: Goodreads - 4.53 - 197,000 reviews 5-star rating on Amazon - 12,000 customer reviews

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Orange Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Please join us for our August book discussion of The Golem and the Jinni. This month's book suggestion is from Monica. In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale. The pace picks up considerably as the disparate characters decipher the past and try to save the souls variously threatened by the golem and the jinni, as well as by the Jewish conjurer and a Syrian wizard. The interplay of loyalties and the struggle to assert reason over emotion keep the pages flipping. Goodreads 4.11 · Rating details · 85,914 ratings · 11,579 reviews

Past events (5)

May Get Together and Book Discussion: We Were The Mulvaneys

Orange Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

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