Our book club meets every 3rd Thursday (with exceptions) of each month at 7:00 PM. Copies of the book are available at a discount to book club members in store. Please RSVP through Facebook, by phone, or in person.
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
About the book…
“What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. ”
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella
A great review about the book:
“This is a most unusual and intriguing novel. The genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and also has a Magical and Paranormal feel to it.
The story takes place in rural Georgia around 1955. In this book, the story is narrated by Cieli Mae, a baby that was still born to Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson. Vidalia’s husband caused her to lose the baby through violent means. Cieli Mae survives in spirit and serves as a guide, conscience,support system, and storytelling of Vidalia .
These were hard times and there was poverty and discrimination. The descriptions of the trailer park, and the lack of conveniences were heartbreaking.
I find that the author describes the characters as complex and complicated. There seems to be a contrast in good and evil. Some of the characters have deep secrets. There is betrayal and loyalty.
I appreciate the way the author describes family, friends, love and hope. To quote the author, the spirit always has a choice.”. I would highly recommend this amazing novel told in a different perspective. “