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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.

See the previous titles our Book Club has read
 


Upcoming English Book Club Titles

**Dates subject to change**

 

October 12, 2017 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

Road to Character Book CoverRoad to Character by 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 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

Did You Ever Have Family book coverDid You Ever Have a Family by 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

 


2018 ENGLISH BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

** Dates subject to change **

January 25, 2018 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

STRANGER IN THE WOODS: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT

Michael Finkel

In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight drove to Maine and disappeared into the forest.  He did not speak to another human being until he was arrested for stealing food nearly thirty years later.  Discusses his survival in the wilderness in the intervening decades.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2017.  DB 87555

 

March 20, 2018 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS

J. D. Vance

Memoir of growing up in the Ohio Rust Belt in a family culture rooted in Scots-Irish Appalachia.  Explores political themes affecting these community cultures through the lens of personal and familial experiences.  Discusses what it took to go from nearly failing high school to graduating from Yale Law School.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.  2016.  DB 85796; LB 08948

 

May 17, 2018 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

NEWS OF THE WORLD: A NOVEL

Paulette Jiles

1870. Captain Kidd rides across Texas delivering the news of the day.  He is asked to take ten-year-old Johanna Leonberger, recently rescued from a Kiowa tribe, to her family near San Antonio.  The captain must deal with Johanna's inability to reacclimate to white culture.  Some violence and some strong language.  2016.  BR 21741; DB 86668; DX 86668

 

July 24, 2018 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY: A NOVEL

Fredrik Backman

Seven-year-old Elsa is acknowledged as weird.  The grandmother she lives with is flat-out crazy, but she shares tales of the fairyland of Miamas.  When her grandmother dies, Elsa is entrusted with delivering letters of apology and learns about her place in the world.  Translated from the original 2013 Swedish edition.  2014.  DB 83204

 

September 20, 2018 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE

Margot Lee Shetterly

Daughter of a NASA engineer profiles the black women who worked for NASA, and its predecessor NACA, as human computers.  Discusses their lives prior to joining NACA/NASA, the challenges they faced due to gender and race discrimination, and their impact on the space program.  Basis for the 2016 movie.  2016.  BR 21798 (In Production); DB 86234

 

November 6, 2018 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST

J. Ryan Stradal

Chef Eva Thorvald came by her love of food as the daughter of a chef and a sommelier.  Her mother left and her father died, but cooking sustained her through an awkward childhood.  She went on to become one of the hottest chefs in America.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2015.  BR 21172; DB 82282

 

 

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