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Contemporary Books:


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Book Lovers Choice

stackofbooksDuring this popular evening for group members and newcomers alike, readers are invited to a free-wheeling conversation about authors, titles, and opinions on books they've read recenlty or books they'd like to read - fiction, non-fiction, old or new. Share your thoughts on the prospective titles for the next year of reading and discussion; all members are encouraged to bring along ideas for the group to consider. All book lovers are welcome to participate in this annual planning session.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 7:30pm

News of the World

                                by Paulette Jiles


newsoftheworldIn 1870's Texas, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd happily makes his living by traveling alone from one isolated frontier town to another and reading the news of the world to the information-starved residents. When offered a handsome fee to escort a recently recovered Indian captive back to her relatives, he gets more than he bargained for: ten-year-old Johanna has forgotten the Englis language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized. Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death. Arriving in San Antonio, the family reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember and who regard her as an unwanted burden. Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become, in the eyes of the law, a kidnapper himself.




 For more information about the Contemporary Book Discussion Group, contact Sue Patterson, 734.453.0750 ext. 241, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.