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.
by Jack Gantos
Wednesday, December 17, at 1:00 pm - Book Discussion & Christmas Party, everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish or dessert.
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
Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2013:
Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
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