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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The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain

Book Discussion - Wednesday, May 7 at 3:00 pm

     Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

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

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

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2012:

Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Women of Troy Hill by Clare Ansberry
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Roses by Leila Meacham
Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2011:

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

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


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