Novel Ideas book group met for the third time in May. Novel Ideas is the newest book group at St. Charles Public Library where participants are encouraged to share with the group titles and authors they are currently reading and enjoying. Our goal is that you walk away with your next great read!
Here is a sampling of new book ideas shared at the May meeting:
In the Name of Gucci by Patricia Gucci
The gripping family drama–and never-before-told love story–surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man who is responsible for making the Italian fashion label the powerhouse it is today, told by his daughter, Patricia Gucci.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a shocking secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into
question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family and her future.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Novel Ideas will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Please drop in and discover your next great read!
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