Love to read? Love to spend time in a book store? Are books practically a line item in the family budget? If your answer is "yes," come meet your people. Two years ago, we began with three readers as the McKinney Fiction Book Club with our first book - Cutting for Stone, a novel by Abraham Verghese. We loved it with a great and fiery passion and have been on a quest to find contemporary literature just as good ever since.
Along the way we started a Classics series. Then we added some book-and-a-movie events. And our next innovation will be.... (this is where you get to join in and be a part of the fun!) At the end of the monthly discussions we choose the next few books.
Jump in any time -- pull up a chair and come join us at the bookstore.
An epic novel that spans continents and generations, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, compassion and redemption, exile and home that unfolds across five decades in India, Ethiopia, and America.
A book combining literary sensibility with genre readability doesn't come along often. Lea Carpenter's Red, White, Blue is a sophomore novel without slump – a dark thriller with plenty of plot and more meaning. Protagonist Anna's Cote d'Azur honeymoon is interrupted by a stranger who turns out to be a CIA colleague of her father's. This nameless stranger narrates the book, and his descriptions of CIA life fascinate: the many burner phones, the cultivation of sources, the constant vigilance. Is this true? It matters not, because Carpenter maintains an internal coherence that makes the plot tauter than a violin string.
— recommended by Bethanne Patrick, book critic
Source: (NPR best books of 2018)