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VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, July 23, 7:00pm

Split Second (King & Maxwell Series #1) by David Baldacci

Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.

Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making--and are a long way from over.

Book group discussion host: Village Books Events Coordinator Claire

VB Reads...Books and Brews

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 7:00pm
Overflow Taps
106 5th Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00pm

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

Book group discussion host: Village Books Co-owner Kelly E.

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