Still Alice - book to movie

Our book group read Still Alice, by Lisa Genova in October 2013.  We really enjoyed it, and I just saw that a movie adaption premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Julianne Moore stars as Alice with Alec Baldwin as her husband and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish as their three grown children.  For more information see http://www.earlyword.com/2014/09/10/still-alice-movie-getting-raves/ 

September 29 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

At our August 25th book group, we discussed Someone by Alice McDermott.  Although everyone understood the writing style chosen by the author, most felt it was distracting and made the reader less inclined to connect with the characters.  For treats we had Beth's favorite pasta salad, tomato/pepper/onion salad, and veggies with dip.  

In September, we will be reading Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.  We will meet at 3pm in the Turner Room on September 29th.  Discussion sheets are available in the library or online. In addition, the book can be discussed in the online book forum for LME Library on GoodReads.

Summary: In the wake of her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed's family scattered and her marriage was destroyed. Four years later, twenty-six years old with nothing to lose, Cheryl made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker and the trail was little more than an idea. But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

August 25th meeting - Someone by Alice McDermott

Our July 28th meeting for Donna VanLiere's Good Dream had 6 in attendance.  All liked the book and we had dream bars (modified with oatmeal instead of coconut) and watermelon.

Next meeting is Monday, August 25th at 3pm in the Turner Room.  We are reading Someone by Alice McDermott.  Summary: "The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.

Discussion sheets are available in the library or online.  In addition, the book can be discussed in the online book forum for LME Library on GoodReads.

Next meeting July 21 - Good Dream

Our next bookgroup meeting will by Monday, July 21st at 3pm in the Turner Room.  PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE.  We originally planned to meet July 28th but we changed the date due to a conflict.  We will be discussing Good Dream by Donna Van Liere.  The discussion sheets are available in the library or online.  
Book Summary: Denounced by her 1950 Tennessee community as an old maid, 30-something Ivorie Walker hides her loneliness and grief over her mother's death behind good-humored independence before advocating on behalf of a feral boy who has been stealing vegetables from her garden.

June 30 - Home Front

At our June 30th meeting, we discussed Home Front by Kristin Hannah.  Members enjoyed discussing the book and snacking on creme horns, ginger snaps and fruit.  The discussion sheets were available online. 

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