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.

Titles & Tea reading selection

 

The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00 pm - Book Discussion

  The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined.


Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2015:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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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