September thru December Book Club Picks
Join Yawn’s Books & More the fourth Thursday every month to discuss our Book Club picks. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served.
Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect.
The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian’s soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipes for something beyond the kitchen. And, one by one, they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create…
Join Yawn’s Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. to discuss the book by Erica Bauermeister.
The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a “good crop.” A moving story of one boy’s journey from innocence to experience.
Join Yawn’s Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. to discuss the book by John Grisham.
Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise…
Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves from their comfortable lives in the suburbs, the three friends buy a run-down mansion, nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. They christen their new home “Ladybug Farm,” hoping that the name will bring them luck.
Join Yawn’s at a TBD date to discuss the book by Donna Ball.
When Catherine Dornan’s husband, Tom, is diagnosed with leukemia, she and their two young sons travel with him to New York during the holiday season for a lifesaving operation. On Christmas Eve, hoping to lift the boys’ spirits, Catherine takes them to see Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree; while there, seven-year-old Brian notices a woman taking his mother’s wallet.
A St. Christopher medal tucked inside the wallet saved his grandfather’s life in World War II, and Brian believes with all his heart that it will protect his father now. Impulsively, Brian follows the thief into the subway, and the most dangerous adventure of his young life begins. . . .
Join Yawn’s at a TBD date to discuss the book by Mary Higgins Clark.