What we're about

This is a group for those who love to read and share their ideas and discuss what they have read. We read one "Big Book" each year, usually in the first couple of months and then regular length books for the remainder of the year. Last year we began reading two or three books by one author over the course of the year. This author is our "Author of the Year".

Everyone is encouraged to submit books to read. Those books are then put into a poll and members vote for what they are most interested in reading. We read mostly historical or contemporary fiction. However, we do read lighter things on occasion, nonfiction on occasion, science fiction and fantasy on occasion, classics on occasion. We try to mix things up. An average year would include one or two of each of the other genres, a big book, and the two or three books by one author spread over the year. We try to not read books that have just been released so it is easier for everyone to get a copy of the book. If you go to the message board (under More), it will show you what we have read in the group. We meet the first and third Saturday each month.

Thank you for your interest - Nan

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Longmont Book Club-The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope by Thorpe

The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the[masked] school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family. At the center of The Newcomers is Mr. Williams, the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of South’s very beginner English Language Acquisition class. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage, Helen Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective. The Newcomers is a transformative take on these timely, important issues.

Longmont Book Club - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as "magical realism." As this novel is a favorite of his, Gregg has offered to run this discussion. I am sure it will be interesting, lively, and informative. Please join us.

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