20 Dec 2017 Page Turners Titles
Page Turners, a book discussion group, has selected its titles for 2017. Here they are in case you’d like to get a head start on them. And then we hope you can come to the discussions which are held on the second Tuesday of each month from noon until 1:00. They will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, until the main library is remodeled when discussion will again be held there.
January 10*–Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. When her hilarious and troubled mother goes missing, Bee goes on a search that takes her to the ends of the earth. *PLEASE NOTE-THE JANUARY MEETING OF THE PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED. BOTH THE JANUARY BOOK AND THE FEBRUARY BOOK WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE FEBRUARY 14 MEETING.
February 14-Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera. Famous sculptor Noguchi was an LPHS graduate. Non-Fiction
March 14-The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion. An Australian genetics professor designs a project to find himself the perfect wife, but then he meets Rosie.
April 11-The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. An American rowing team beats the odds at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Non-Fiction
May 9-My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Lucy and her mother, who long ago lived an impoverished life in Illinois, experience some healing.
June 13-Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. A sheltered woman becomes a caregiver for a man in a wheelchair who thinks he cannot continue living and romance develops.
July 11-When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. A memoir by a 36-year-old new neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with stage IV cancer and dies while working on this book. Non-Fiction
August 8-The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. A dead man and a baby in a boat wash up near a lighthouse and the keeper and his wife decide to keep the baby.
September 12-Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. In alternating scenes between the past and present, the lives of three couples change at a barbecue on what starts out as an ordinary day.
October 10-The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. An editor/journalist reads and discusses books with his mother during her chemotherapy treatments. Non-Fiction
November 14-Delicious by Ruth Reichl. While working on a hotline for a culinary magazine, Billie reads letters exchanged between a 12-year-old and James Beard during World War II.
December 12-Candy Cane Murder (short story), Gingerbread Cookie Murder (short story), Plum Pudding Murder, Sugar Cookie Murder, or the new Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke. Choose one of these Hannah Swenson mysteries centering on a bake shop in Minnesota.