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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)

Janaury Selection: 

Us Against You

by Fredrik Backman

A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don’t expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they’ve always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it’s a cruel blow when they hear that their town’s ice hockey club might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. But the arrival of a newcomer gives Beartown hockey a chance at a comeback.

Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a huge challenge, especially as the town’s enmity with Hed grows more and more acute as the big game approaches.

By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after everything, the game they love can ever return to something as simple and innocent as a field of ice, two nets, and two teams. Us against you.

Here is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that give form and color to our communities. With immense compassion and insight, Fredrik Backman reveals how loyalty, friendship, and kindness can carry a town through its most challenging days.

 

All are welcomed to join us to discuss this book on Thursday, Janaury 24th @ 10am in the Kerrison Room.  Please join us! 


2019 Selections:

01/24 - Sequel Month: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

02/28 – If All Rochester Reads: American War by Omar El Akkad

03/28 – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

04/25 – Historical Fiction Month: The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick

05/23 – All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

06/27 – Biography Month: Sum It Up By Pat Summit

07/26 –Christian Fiction Month: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

08/2019 – No Meeting

09/26 – Classic Month: Anna Karina by Leo Tolstoy

10/24 – The Women in The Castle by Jessica Shattuck

12/5 (11/28 Thanksgiving) – The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis (of The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah)

12/2019 – No Meeting


Book Lists that might interest you:

Complete Page Turners Selection List 1999-2018

page_turners_selection_list_1.pdf

"If All Rochester Read The Same Book" List

if_all_of_rochester_read_the_same_book_selections_1.pdf

"GUMC All Church Read" List

gumc_if_all_the_church_read_selections_1.pdf

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