Intergenerational Book Club

2015's Selections

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 books.

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  • Previous IGBC & Bookwomen Unite! Books
  • March's Selection:
    Any book by Faith Sullivan -- the Minnesota Faith Sullivan, that is!
    Tuesday, March 17th at 2:30 PM

    Faith Sullivan was born and raised in southern Minnesota. Married to drama critic Dan Sullivan, she lived twenty-some years in New York and Los Angeles, returning to Minnesota often to keep her roots planted in the prairie. She is the author of four previous novels including The Cape Ann (Crown, 1988). Her more recent publications with Milkweed are The Empress of One (1997), What a Woman Must Do (2002), and Gardenias (2005). A “demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” Sullivan lives in Minneapolis with her husband. They have three grown children.

    Faith Sullivan's readers follow her fiction devotedly. Her 1988 novel The Cape Ann is a classic slice of small-town life read and reread by book clubs around the country. With The Empress of One, winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, readers returned to Sullivan's Harvester, Minnesota, in the 1930s, and placed the novel firmly on bestseller lists. The Empress of One is not a sequel to The Cape Ann but overlaps it with the story of another resident of Harvester, Sally Wheeler. Gardenias is a sequel to The Cape Ann.

    Mystery Book Club

    Selections through October 2015

    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 nmcarter34@gmail.com.

    • January 28: Jo Nesbo - Jo Nesbo
      Set in international settings, featuring Oslo Crime Squad Inspector Harry Hole
    • February 25: Benjamin Black - Benjamin Black
      Set in 1950s Dublin, featuring pathologist Quirke Griffin
    • March 25: Paul Doiron - Paul Doiron
      Maine setting, featuring game warden Mike Bowditch
    • April 22: Steve Hamilton - Steve Hamilton
      Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), featuring former cop Alex McKnight
    • May 27: Ann Cleeves - Ann Cleeves
      1) Set in London, featuring DI Vera Stanhope; 2) set in Northumberland, featuring Inspector Stephen Ramsey, and 3) set on the Shetland Islands, featuring DI Jimmy Perez
    • June 24: Priscilla Royal - Priscilla Royal
      Set in medieval Britain, featuring Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal
    • July 22: James W. Hall - James W. Hall
      Set in the Florida Keys, featuring troubled renegade Thorn
    • August 26: Michael Nethercott - Michael Nethercott
      Set in 1950s-era Greenwich Village and Connecticut, featuring Mr. O’Nelligan and Lee Plunkett
    • September 23: Hazel Holt - Hazel Holt
      Set in Devon, England, featuring literary critic Sheila Malory
    • October 28: Loren Nestleman - Loren Nestleman
      Set in the Detroit area, featuring private detective Amos Walker