Book Group

Last Monday of the Month  at 6:00PM

The Raymond Village Library Book group has a wonderful selection for 2021.  We hope you can join us. The book group will allow you to read something you might not normally select. Read, unwind and have a discussion with friends new and old.

September
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

No one ever told Eleanor that life should be better than "fine".  Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking.  She has a carefully timetabled life calculated to avoid unnecessary human contact.  But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.  When she and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from their lives of isolation.

 

October
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out a transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies.  We must find and destroy her".  This spy was Virginia Hall, an American woman, rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg, who talked her way into the British spy organization deemed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare".  She became one of the greatest spies in American history.

 

November
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright marries American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic.  So, when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as a new traveling library, Alice signs on.  The leader is Margery, a self-sufficient, fearless woman.  They are joined by three other women who become known as the "Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky".  Based on a true story, this is an unforgettable drama of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.