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.



The Cider House Rules Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345417947
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

Wednesday, May 11, 1:00pm
The Cider House Rules tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch: saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 1:00pm
Acclaimed author Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks - a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s - with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.

Wuthering Heights Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Editor), Lucasta Miller (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780141439556
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

Wednesday, July 13, 1:00pm
The passionate love story of stubborn Cathy and wild-as-the-wind Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights has been a favorite since its original publication in 1848.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060594671
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 17th, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 1:00pm
In a small Mississippi town, two men are torn apart by circumstance and reunited by tragedy, in this resonant novel from the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Hell at the Breech.

The Secret Scripture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143115694
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Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2009

Wednesday, September 14, 1:00pm
Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the 20th century.

March Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143036661
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2006

Wednesday, October 12, 1:00pm
From Little Women, Brooks has taken the character of the absent father March and added adult resonance to portray the moral complexity of war and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 17th, 2006

Wednesday, November 9, 1:00pm
A stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

Wednesday, December 14, 1:00pm
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. When she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. This story will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Strength in What Remains Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812977615
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Published: Random House Trade - May 4th, 2010

Wednesday, January 11, 1:00pm
Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story of one man's inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203153
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - May 7th, 2013

Wednesday, February 8, 1:00pm
After a great loss, a teenager with muscular dystrophy and his caregiver venture out in a hair-raising road trip across the American West.

Zeitoun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307387943
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 15th, 2010

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pm
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. After the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.
Wednesday, April 12, 1:00pm
This is a voting month and our seventh anniversary. Bring your suggestions and help us celebrate seven years of Afternoon Book Chat!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Cover Image
By Betty Smith, Anna Quindlen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 2005

Wednesday, May 10, 1:00pm
The tale of a little girl living in the slums of Brooklyn, who dreamily watches out her window as a tree struggles to reach the sky.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060839789
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2005

Wednesday, June 14, 1:00pm
The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Sisters Brothers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062041289
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Published: Ecco Press - February 14th, 2012

Wednesday, July 12, 1:00pm
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force.

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage Books USA - July 11th, 2000

Wednesday, August 9, 1:00pm
A narrative of the extreme hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas in 1900. An unforgettable story of the conflict between human hubris and the last great uncontrollable force, Isaac's Storm offers a cautionary tale for the millennium.