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Before the meetup we will read Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner. Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day. Then a woman claiming to be Marin's half-sister shows up, and it's all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin's life forever. THE FOREVER SUMMER is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test Meetup Notes: Bertucci's will provide separate checks but it helps speed things up if you can bring cash and small bills so the wait staff does not need to get everyone change. Please update your RSVP if plans change so we have an accurate count, thank you!
Before the meetup we will read Rust and Stardust by T. Greenwood. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says. This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way. Meetup Notes: Bertucci's will provide separate checks but it helps speed things up if you can bring cash and small bills so the wait staff does not need to get everyone change. Please update your RSVP if plans change so we have an accurate count, thank you!