June's book is The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler:
The Big Sleep is a 1939 hard-boiled crime novel by American author Raymond Chandler, the first featuring his iconic character, the private detective Philip Marlowe. In Los Angeles, California, Marlowe is hired by a dying millionaire to handle the blackmailer attempting to extort money from one of his two troubled daughters. As the case develops, Marlowe find himself pulled into a much bigger scheme involving kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder, and soon finds his own life in danger.
• The 1946 movie can be rented online for $2.99 on iTunes, Google Play, and other sites: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/the-big-sleep :)
• Suggestions for future books are always welcome; just please make sure they're of a reasonable length and easily accessible at the library/most stores. Just drop a comment here or send me a message and I'll add it to the list
• Unfortunately, I've been informed that pets are not allowed at the center for allergy/health code reasons, though service animals are of course permitted
• You certainly don't 'have to' finish the book before attending the meeting! You might get spoiled if you're not done, but all are welcome for our casual chats
July's book: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly