July Book

posted Jun 20, 2014, 11:20 AM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Jun 20, 2014, 11:20 AM ]
Our next book club meeting is on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. We'll be discussing Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry.  It's Steve's turn to bring suggestions and a snack.

August's book is Wish
You Well
 by David Baldacci.  From Library Journal, "Baldacci turns from political thrillers to historical fiction in this affecting novel whose richly textured setting of southwestern Virginia in the 1940s draws on the reminiscences of his mother and grandmother. After a car accident kills their father and leaves their mother unresponsive, 12-year-old Lou Cardinal and her younger brother, Oz, go to live with their great-grandmother Louisa. Wrestling a living from the mountain farm is hard work, but slowly a love for the mountains seeps into Lou's being. The novel's villains are corporations that plunder the mountains' coal and lumber resources before seeking profits elsewhere. Louisa's refusal to sell her land pits her against her impoverished neighbors as well as a powerful company. Defended by a local lawyer and family friend, her case appears hopeless. The denouement may be too tidy, but readers won't object. Whether Baldacci's fans will enjoy this change of pace remains to be seen, but readers of historical fiction will welcome his debut in the genre."

Read on, Amanda