Our book club meets once a month in the Parlor. All are welcome. Choose one book each month, or read both.
The books this month are:
My Last Continent – Midge Raymond (Fiction)
It is only among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antartica the Deb Gardener and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For a few blissful weeks each year, they study the habits of Emperor and Adelie penguins. They find solace in their work and in one another. But Antartica, like their fleeting romance, is a fragile place, imperiled by the world to the north. A new travel and research season has just begun and Deb and Keller are ready to play tour guide to the passengers on the small exposition ship that ferries them to their research destination.
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (Fiction)
A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies the spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.