VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat Group

Join Sittrea in the Readings Gallery on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for an OPEN Book Chat. Authors DO NOT attend.  Bring a latte and enjoy! Everyone welcome.

 


 

$16.00
ISBN: 9780316098328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 18th, 2011

Wednesday, January 14, 1:00pm
 
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.


$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

Wednesday, February 11, 1:00pm
 
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.


$14.99
ISBN: 9780061950728
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 2nd, 2013

Wednesday, March 11, 1:00pm
 
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.
 
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00pm
 
NOTE: We will be voting for more books this month. We will not be reading a book, but please bring yourself and plenty of voting options!


$14.95
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - December 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, May 13, 1:00pm
 
A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over - and see everything anew.


$16.00
ISBN: 9780812974492
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Published: Random House Trade - July 29th, 2014

Wednesday, June 10, 1:00pm
 
In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.


$15.00
ISBN: 9780307474001
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Published: Vintage Books USA - February 9th, 2010

Wednesday, July 8, 1:00pm
 
Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life.


$15.95
ISBN: 9780547394602
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Published: Mariner Books - September 7th, 2010

Wednesday, August 12, 1:00pm
 
On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno. Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force. Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot.