Book Club

Third Saturday of the month, 4:00 p.m.

August 17– Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

 

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians is a satirical 2013 romantic comedy novel by Kevin Kwan. Kwan stated that his intention in writing the novel was to "introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience". He claimed the novel was loosely based on his own childhood in Singapore. The novel became a bestseller and was followed by two sequels, China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017. A film adaptation of the novel was released on August 15, 2018.

August 17 – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
September 21 – House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
October 19 – Educated by Tara Westover
November 16 – The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
December 21– Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
January 18, 2020 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

International Mystery Book Club

Third Monday of the month, 12:30 p.m.

August 19– If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr

 

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If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr

Berlin, 1934: The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad for the city but are facing foreign resistance. Hitler and Avery Brundage, the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, have connived to soft-pedal Nazi anti- Semitism and convince America to participate. Bernie Gunther, now the house detective at an upscale Berlin hotel, is swept into this world of international corruption and dangerous double-dealing, caught between the warring factions of the Nazi apparatus.

Havana, 1954: Batista, aided by the CIA, has just seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is quickly gaining a stranglehold on the city's exploding gaming and prostitution industries. Bernie, who has been unceremoniously kicked out of Buenos Aires, has resurfaced in Cuba with a new life, seemingly one of routine and relative peace. But Bernie discovers that he truly cannot outrun the burden of his past: He soon collides with a vicious killer from his Berlin days, who is mysteriously murdered not long afterward-and an old lover, who may be the murderer.

 

August 19 – If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr
September 16 – The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
October 21 – The Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
November 18 – Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason
December 16– The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry