Ponte Vedra Beach Wednesday Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:15 am
Join Reference Librarian, Maribeth Wood for our book club on the third Wednesday of the month.
For January’s meeting we will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery…
*Due to the library’s closure, this meeting will take place at Brucci’s in Ponte Vedra Beach. The address is 880 Florida A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
Ponte Vedra Beach Wednesday Book Club: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:15 am
Join Reference Librarian Maribeth Wood for our book club that meets on the third Wednesday of the month. In celebration of St. Johns Reads 2019, we will be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery’s decision to learn more about the woman’s life will take her on a journey through her family’s long-hidden history.
* Due to the library’s closure, this meeting will take place at Brucci’s in Ponte Vedra Beach. The address is 880 Florida A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.