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TBP Book Club is currently a call-in format. We will give you a phone number to call and join us via conference call. The only technology you need to join the Book Club is a telephone!
 

When you are ordering a title for TBP Book Club, let us know so we can get the title out to you as soon as possible. All selected titles are also available for download from BARD. Whether ordering or downloading, please let us know if you plan on joining our book club discussion.
 

Please contact a Reader's Advisory Librarian at 1-800-252-9605 or at tbp.ral@tsl.texas.gov with any questions or to RSVP.

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Upcoming English Book Club Titles for 2016

**Dates subject to change**

Revenant book jacket

 

September 20, 2016 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

The Revenant by Michael Punke

Missouri River tributaries, 1823.  When a trapper is mauled by a grizzly, he is left behind with two volunteers who soon abandon him.  Deserted, defenseless, and enraged, he vows to survive--and exact his revenge.  Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass.  Basis for the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Some violence and some strong language.  2002. DB 59088

 


 

 
November 17, 2016 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Twenty years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird (DB 77672), Jean Louise Finch (once known as Scout) returns home to Maycomb, Alabama.  She confronts the racism of her hometown in the 1950s, including the views of Atticus, the father she idolizes.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.  2015.  DB 81896

 

 


 

2017 English Book Club Selections

** Dates subject to change **

February 7, 2017

ME BEFORE YOU

Jojo Moyes

Working-class English girl Louisa “Lou” Clark is hired as an aide to wealthy Will Traynor, a former mogul who has been paralyzed since a road accident.  Lou tries to keep the embittered Will engaged with the world, while Will encourages Lou to expand her horizons.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.  2012.  BR 19900; DB 76161

 

April 6, 2017

BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

Daniel Brown

Recounts the accomplishments of nine working-class athletes from the University of Washington who beat elite teams at home and abroad and won the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Nazi-orchestrated Berlin Olympics.  Bestseller.  2013.  DB 77138

 

June 6, 2017

ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Jonas Jonasson

Sweden.  On his one-hundredth birthday, former demolitions expert Allan Karlsson escapes from an old folks’ home, steals a suitcase filled with money, and begins a madcap adventure running from criminals and the police.  Originally published in Swedish in 2009.  Some strong language.  2012.  DB 75820

 

August 10, 2017

KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST

J. Ryan Stradal

Chef Eva Thorvald came by her love of food as the daughter of and a sommelier.  Her mother left and her father died, but cooking sustained her through an awkward childhood.  She went on to be of the hottest chefs in America.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2015.  BR 21172; DB 8228

 

October 12, 2017

ROAD TO CHARACTER

David Brooks

The author of The Social Animal (DB 72914) looks at the lives of ten famous men and women known for having overcome personal weakness to achieve outward success and inner worth.  Each exemplifies humility, hard work, and devotion to a cause.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  Some violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  DB 81325; LB 08536

 

December 5, 2017

DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY

Bill Clegg

The night before her daughter’s wedding, June Reid loses her entire family when a fire destroys their home.  Numb, she takes off across the country.  But June is not the only one affected by the tragedy, and multiple stories weave together a picture of the disaster.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.  2015.  BR 21238; DB 82942

                                        
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