Brown Bag Book Group, last Thursday of every month at noon.
Mystery Book Group, second Thursday of every month at 10:30.
Upcoming book group meetings:
February 22, 2017 @ 12pm: Brown Bag Book Group
Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.
Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
February 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am: Mystery Book Group
The Mystery Book Club will be reading The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley. Copies available for checkout at the circulation desk. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Open to all. From Good Reads: "Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings."
But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness soon becomes a baffling murder investigation."