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Book Lover's Affair

The Book Lover’s Affair welcomes everyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. The meetings generally last 60 to 90 minutes. They’ve made a conscious choice to omit refreshments. Books are selected every 3 or 4 months. Everyone makes suggestions and they are decided by a vote.

May’s Book

Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

Evocative, ironic, aspirational and crushing, Qian Julie Wang has written an unforgettable memoir of the soul shaking experience of being undocumented. Not theory, not analysis, but life as lived in a maelstrom of conflicting opposites, balancing memory against present, known and unknown, despair and perseverance, love and hunger, always hunger. Fervent and cinematic, Beautiful Country is an extraordinary debut. - Barnes & Noble

June's Book

Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

From New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia and Code Name Helene comes a gripping historical mystery based on the real-life diary entries of Martha Ballard, an 18th-century midwife who found herself at the center of a murder trial. - Google Books

July’s Book 

In Search of the Old Ones by Anthony D. Fredericks

An extraordinary journey to visit the oldest trees in the United States that beautifully reveals the connection between humans and natural history— a perfect read for nature lovers and fans of The Hidden Life of Trees. - Smithsonian Books

August’s Book 

Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

In this unusual pandemic novel, a young person—whose gender is never specified—is given a unique, literally out-of-this-world opportunity to escape the Covid-19 lockdown. - Kirkus Reviews

September’s Book 

Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

A haunting novel spanning several generations, The Seed Keeper follows a Dakhóta family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most. - Amazon

October’s Book 

Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Winner of the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction. Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a searing and compassionate new novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients. - Penguin Random House

November’s Book 

Violeta by Isabel Allende

The epic story of Violeta del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century. - Goodreads

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