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DEER PARK/LAKE ZURICH BOOK CLUB IS limited to 50 members who are active participants.

If you are inactive for three or more months you spot will be replaced with a new member.


This group is for women who love to read and discuss books. Books are selected by the group and we meet once a month. You just may end up loving something you would have never picked up.


• We look for well written thought provoking books. We stay away from chicklits and self-help books.

• We occasionally have group outings, such as a holiday gift exchange, a movie, concert...

• We meet once a month; the 2nd or 3rd Sunday at Paulus Park or Panera Bread in Deer Park. We may change the date if several members have a conflict, but we try to stick to one of those dates.

Upcoming events (4)

"American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins

Online event

November's book is "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins Time: Nov 8,[masked]:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2059615173?pwd=U1hHTkFiNWdzajNNWFBkMmxZUU9wQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] ----American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. ----- AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.com/American-Dirt-Novel-Jeanine-Cummins-ebook/dp/B07QQLCZY1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=american+dirt&qid=1584212336&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 ----- GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45046527-american-dirt

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Panera Bread

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever. Abe Books $3.74 https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30645304050&searchurl=sortby%3D17%26tn%3DtHE%2BbRONZE%2BhORSEMAN&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title9 Overdrive https://www.overdrive.com/media/2422772/the-bronze-horseman Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41014505-the-bronze-horseman?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=6hIORLjxrW&rank=1 Amazon $12.79 https://www.amazon.com/Bronze-Horseman-Paullina-Simons/dp/006185414X Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Bronze-Horseman-Audiobook/B019PHZXXW

"The Silent Patient" by Alex Michealides

Panera Bread

Panera Bread, Deer Park[masked]

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Panera Bread

Past events (41)

"This is How It Always Is" by Laurie Frankel

Paulus Park, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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