The Ligonier Valley Library's "Titles & Tea" Book Discussion Group normally meets once a month at 3:00 pm on a Wednesday. The group focuses on both fiction and non-fiction titles with engaging story lines, strong characterizations and interesting settings. Tea and snacks are provided, but a small donation is requested to cover the cost of the refreshments. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own tea cups and saucers or favorite goofy mug to share and show off.

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Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos

Book Discussion - Wednesday, December 3, at 3:00 pm.

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt, is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mother loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with an unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels... and possible murder.


Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2014:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden by Kathleen Cambor
Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2013:

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Half Broke Horses: a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

 

For a complete list of books,
visit the Titles & Tea Reading List....

If you are interested in joining the book group, contact the library at
724-238-6451 or
send an email to
lvlibrary@wpa.net.

 

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