July’s Meeting Date and Book

The All Good Books discussion group will meet on Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM at the Leawood Pioneer Library (4700 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS) to discuss Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. The novel is set in the 17th century on Martha’s Vineyard and tells the story of a Puritan family; focusing on one daughter’s relationship with the son of a Wampanoag chieftain who would become the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. A one minute overview of the novel is available on the NPR site at http://www.npr.org/2011/05/03/135963062/review-calebs-crossing-by-geraldine-brooks and a review by Heller McAlpin at http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Reviews-Essays/Caleb-s-Crossing/ba-p/4803. Come join the group in a lively discussion.

Book Suggestions for Future Discussion

The group decided to come to the July meeting prepared to select titles for the coming months. Everyone was invited to suggest titles. Here are a few that have been suggested to date.

Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel by Roland Merullo, see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/736376.Breakfast_with_Buddha.

Home by Marilynne Robinson (author of Gilead), see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2924318-home.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (soon to be a movie), see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2767052-the-hunger-games.

Life As We Knew It: A Novel by Susan Beth Pfeffer, see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/213753.Life_As_We_Knew_It.

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma, this is the July selection for the Borders eBook Club, see http://bordersblog.com/ereading/tag/ebook-club/?cmpid=SA_20110708 for details.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/556602.Sarah_s_Key.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and Will Levithan, see http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6567017-will-grayson-will-grayson.

Johnson County Library Email Book Clubs

Are you aware that the Johnson County Public library offers an email “book club” designed to give you a sampling of books that might meet your reading tastes. Daily (Monday through Friday) they will send a segment of a book to your inbox. Over the course of a week you will read the first 2-3 chapters of a book and can then decide to locate and read the remaining chapters (or not). Each week you’ll receive segments of a new book. 
You can indicate your interests (each brings a separate daily email) from fiction to business to romance to mystery and more. One of the daily email messages focuses on AuthorBuzz (latest news). For details and to sign up, visit http://bit.ly/mU7lSy