Book Break Book Club

Book Break our monthly a high-spirited book club with a focus on fun. Read a book, have some fun, and meet new people. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Library's Community Room All are welcome! 

Next Meeting: May 19

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler

Home for Erring and Outcast GirlsAn emotionally raw and resonant story of love, loss, and the enduring power of friendship, following the lives of two young women connected by a home for “fallen girls,” and inspired by historical events.

In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth’s red-light districts, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and “ruined” girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there—one sick and abused, but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ailing son—they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths.

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2021 Book Break Selections:

DateTitle & Author
January 20An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
February 17The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
March 17The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
April 21The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
May 19Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler
June 16The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg
July 21Still Life by Louise Penny
August 18600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster
September 15Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
October 20The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
November 17The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
December 15The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

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