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The TBP Book Club is currently a call-in format. We will give patrons a phone number and passcode, and they 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 Book Club Titles

**Dates subject to change**

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

Hidden Figures Space Race book cover

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE, by 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; DB 86234


 


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

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate




The five Foss children are left alone at home in 1930s Mississippi and subsequently kidnapped by notorious child dealer Georgia Tann.  In the present day, Avery Stafford meets elderly May--who used to be Rill Foss and is the sister of Avery’s Grandma Judy.  Avery investigates her family’s history.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2017.  DB 88202




 


2019 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

** Dates subject to change **
 

January 31 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

American Wolf book coverAMERICAN WOLF: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND OBSESSION IN THE WEST, by Nate Blakeslee

Examination of the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, focusing on biologist Rick McIntyre and matriarch wolf O-Six.  Discusses the impact of wolves on the Yellowstone ecosystem, O-Six’s celebrity in the early days of social media, and the sentiment of area hunters and ranchers.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2017.  DB 89975

 

March 26 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

Little Fires Everywhere book coverLITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng

Elena Richardson and her family lead an orderly existence in Shaker Heights, Ohio, until Mia and her daughter rent a house from them.  When a neighbor tries to adopt a baby, Elena and Mia end up on opposing sides of the custody battle.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  Commercial audiobook.  2017.  DB 89018

 

May 23 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

God Save Texas book cover
GOD SAVE TEXAS: A JOURNEY INTO THE SOUL OF THE LONE STAR STATE,
by Lawrence Wright

An examination of the history, culture, demographics, economics, and politics of Texas in the early twenty-first century, along with personal reflections by the author of The Looming Tower (DB 63287).  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2018.  DB 90876

 

July 23 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

Eleanor Oliphant Completely Fine book coverELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, by Gail Honeymoon


Socially awkward and perpetually cranky, Eleanor works a boring office job and avoids dealing with other people whenever possible.  She begins to open up after she develops a crush on a local musician and also becomes friendly with Raymond, the new IT guy.  Strong language.  Commercial audiobook.  2017.  DB 87829

 

October 3 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

North Water book coverTHE NORTH WATER, by Ian McGuire


After returning to England from India and the Sepoy Rebellion, Patrick Sumner is without prospects, but joins the crew of a whaling expedition as the ship’s surgeon.  When a cabin boy dies, Patrick hunts down the perpetrator, even as the ship comes dangerously close to the Arctic.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2016.  DB 85324

 

December 3 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

My Names Lucy Barton book coverMY NAMES IS LUCY BARTON, by Elizabeth Strout

In the hospital, recovering from what should have been a simple operation, Lucy Barton gets a visit from her estranged mother.  While her mother shares gossip from home, Lucy thinks back on her past and their difficult relationship.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2016.  DB 83379

 

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