Intergenerational Book Club
Please join us every month on the third Tuesday or whenever a title, a
writer, or a genre interests you. The book club is open to all: male or
female; young or young-at-heart; local resident, mid-coast
neighbor, or visitor from anywhere. Meetings are held at the library
at 2:30 PM. Readers are responsible for buying or borrowing their own
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Previous IGBC & Bookwomen Unite! Books
Orphan Train, the 16th at 2:30 PM
A long journey from home and the struggle to find it again form the heart of the intertwined stories that make up this moving novel.
Foster teen Molly is performing community-service work for elderly widow Vivian, and as they go through Vivian’s cluttered attic,
they discover that their lives have much in common. When Vivian was a girl, she was taken to a new life on an orphan train.
These trains carried children to adoptive families for 75 years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the start of the Great Depression.
Novelist Kline (Bird in Hand, 2009) brings Vivian’s hardscrabble existence in Depression-era Minnesota to stunning life.
Molly’s present-day story in Maine seems to pale in comparison, but as we listen to the two characters talk, we find grace and power
in both of these seemingly disparate lives. Although the girls are vulnerable, left to the whims of strangers,
they show courage and resourcefulness. Kline illuminates a largely hidden chapter of American history, while portraying the
coming-of-age of two resilient young women.
Mystery Book Club
2014 Selections (through September)
The Mystery Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m at varying locations. At each meeting we will discuss one of the following authors, not one
specific book, so please select one or more titles by that month's author to read prior to the meeting. For more information or for any
meeting's location, please contact Nancy Carter at 354-0410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.