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AM Page Turners - "Daisy Jones and the Six"

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Daisy Jones and the Six (2019, historical fiction) by Taylor Jenkins Reid (355pgs, 4.22/5 on Goodreads). 

Everybody knows DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the height of their popularity...until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the January meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in Regular Print, Large Print, and CD-Book, eBook and eAudio. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 
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PM Page Turners - "Daisy Jones and the Six"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Daisy Jones and the Six (2019, historical fiction) by Taylor Jenkins Reid (355pgs, 4.22/5 on Goodreads). 

Everybody knows DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the height of their popularity...until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the January meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in Regular Print, Large Print, and CD-Book, eBook and eAudio. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 
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AM Page Turners - "Behold the Dreamers"

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Behold the Dreamers (2016, contemporary) by Imbolo Mbue (400 pgs, 3.95/5 Goodreads).

From Cameroonian Mbue comes a debut novel about two immigrants struggling to find their footing in a new world. When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman Brothers executive. But working for the Edwardses isn't as cushy and above board as Jende expected. Clark's long hours at the office and frequent late-night "appointments" at the Chelsea Hotel raise red flags with his wife, Cindy. When Neni agrees to accompany the Edwards family to Southampton as a temporary nanny for their youngest son, she learns far more than she bargained for about Cindy's fragile mental state. Before long, the pressure of keeping what they know about Clark and Cindy-and the threat of deportation-becomes too much for the Jongas to bear, threatening the stability of their marriage and their ability to remain in a country they still can't call home.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the February meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in Regular Print, Large Print, and CD-Book, eBook and eAudio. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 
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PM Page Turners - "Behold the Dreamers"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Behold the Dreamers (2016, contemporary) by Imbolo Mbue (400 pgs, 3.95/5 Goodreads).

From Cameroonian Mbue comes a debut novel about two immigrants struggling to find their footing in a new world. When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman Brothers executive. But working for the Edwardses isn't as cushy and above board as Jende expected. Clark's long hours at the office and frequent late-night "appointments" at the Chelsea Hotel raise red flags with his wife, Cindy. When Neni agrees to accompany the Edwards family to Southampton as a temporary nanny for their youngest son, she learns far more than she bargained for about Cindy's fragile mental state. Before long, the pressure of keeping what they know about Clark and Cindy-and the threat of deportation-becomes too much for the Jongas to bear, threatening the stability of their marriage and their ability to remain in a country they still can't call home.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the February meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in Regular Print, Large Print, and CD-Book, eBook and eAudio. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 
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Book Ends - "Behold the Dreamers"

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Join us for a discussion of Behold the Dreamers (2016, contemporary) by Imbolo Mbue (400 pgs, 3.95/5 Goodreads).

From Cameroonian Mbue comes a debut novel about two immigrants struggling to find their footing in a new world. When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman Brothers executive. But working for the Edwardses isn't as cushy and above board as Jende expected. Clark's long hours at the office and frequent late-night "appointments" at the Chelsea Hotel raise red flags with his wife, Cindy. When Neni agrees to accompany the Edwards family to Southampton as a temporary nanny for their youngest son, she learns far more than she bargained for about Cindy's fragile mental state. Before long, the pressure of keeping what they know about Clark and Cindy-and the threat of deportation-becomes too much for the Jongas to bear, threatening the stability of their marriage and their ability to remain in a country they still can't call home.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the February meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in Regular Print, Large Print, and CD-Book, eBook and eAudio. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 
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