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Senior Book Club

Senior Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1 pm at Rowlett Community Centre. 

July 7, 2021 – The Rock Hole: A Red River Mystery by Reavis Wortham
Mr. Wortham will be a guest at this special book club meeting. In 1964, farmer and part-time Constable Ned Parker combine forces with John  Washington to track down a disturbed individual who is rapidly becoming a threat to the entire small Texas community of Center Springs.  

August 4, 2021 – Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
On the eve of World War II, two people are brought together by fate and discover an unexpected passion. Will Parker has served time for the killing of a Texas prostitute, but keeps losing jobs as his reputation becomes known. At the beginning of WW II, he answers the advertisement of a pregnant  widow and mother of two, who is looking for a husband. 

September 1, 2021 – Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer  
Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views defy ideological convention. 

October 6, 2021 – The Storyteller: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
Sage Singer works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the  shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship.  

November 3, 2021 – Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens - a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions. 

December 1, 2021 – Taye’s Gift  by Pat Simmons
When six old high school friends receive a letter that their fellow friend, Charity Hart, wrote before she passed away, their lives take an unexpected turn. She leaves them each a check for $1,500 and asks them to grant a wish—a secret wish—for someone else by Christmas. 

January 5, 2022 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people,  ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. 

February 2, 2021 – Maisie Dobbs  by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie, a private investigator in 1929, is a perceptive observer of human nature, and understands the motivations and demons prevalent in postwar England. Featuring a strong protagonist and a lively sense of time and place this book will carry readers along to further thought and understanding about the futility and horror of war, as well as a desire to hear more of Maisie. 

March 2, 2022 – Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
When a shepherd in Wyoming is found dead, Sheriff Walt Longmire suspects it could be suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a powerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder. 

April 6, 2022 – The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman stumbles onto him. Under his reluctant  tutelage, this very modern woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. 

May 4, 2022 – The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir, resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.