Book Club - Page Turners

Debbie Babbage

Do you love to read? Then do we have a club for you!!! Page Turners is a monthly book club that has been together for over 10 years, dedicated to reading all sort of books—bestselling fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. We search the best seller and book club lists to find unique, interesting, and great novels.

Page Turners puts together theme programs—Mystery Month, Drama (Plays) Month, Books to Movies, Going Back in Time Classics, and Young Adult Selections.

We participate in the yearly “If Everyone in Rochester Reads..” program, not only reading the book but also going to see the visiting authors. Our club has also organized a spin-off of the “If Everyone in Rochester Reads” program called GUMC All Church Reads—selecting a Christian, thought provoking, bestseller selection and scheduling an evening pot-luck and discussion night

We meet every 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00-11:30am at Greece United Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane, Rochester 14626 (Office phone: 225-1880)

2020 April's Selection:

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

By Beatriz Williams

Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Mad Men world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine. But when she receives a bulky overseas parcel in the mail, the unexpected contents draw her inexorably back into her family’s past, and the hushed-over crime passionless of an aunt she never knew, whose existence has been wiped from the record of history.

Berlin, 1914. Violet Schuyler Grant endures her marriage to the philandering and decades-older scientist Dr. Walter Grant for one reason: for all his faults, he provides the necessary support to her liminal position as a young American female physicist in prewar Germany. The arrival of Dr. Grant’s magnetic former student at the beginning of Europe’s fateful summer interrupts this delicate détente. Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British Army, challenges Violet to escape her husband’s perverse hold, and as the world edges into war and Lionel’s shocking true motives become evident, Violet is tempted to take the ultimate step to set herself free and seek a life of her own conviction with a man whose cause is as audacious as her own.

As the iridescent and fractured Vivian digs deeper into her aunt’s past and the mystery of her ultimate fate, Violet’s story of determination and desire unfolds, shedding light on the darkness of her years abroad . . . and teaching Vivian to reach forward with grace for the ambitious future––and the love––she wants most.

 

Join us Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00AM in the Nurturing Ministry Rm. All are welcomed to attend, even if you haven't read or finished the book.  See you there!!ll

May Selection: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane MoriartyPlease join us! 


2020 Selections:

01/24 - Educated by Tara Westover

02/27 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

03/26 - The Great Belivers by Rebecca Makkai

04/23 - The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

05/28 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

06/25 - Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

07/23 - My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Lauren Kamoire

08/2019 – No Meeting

09/24 - Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Pattie Callahan

10/22 - Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker

12/3 - (November Selection) Sold On A Monday by Kristina McMorris

12/2019 – No Meeting


Book Lists that might interest you:

Complete Page Turners Selection List 1999-2020

page_turners_selection_list.pdf

"If All Rochester Read The Same Book" List

if_all_of_rochester_read_the_same_book_selections.pdf

"GUMC All Church Read" List

gumc_if_all_the_church_read_selections.pdf

 
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