Teen Book Club
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6 - 7:30 pm
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
If the elite of Washington, DC, have a problem that can’t be solved . . . they go to the Kendricks.
When sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick is sent to stay with her older sister, she has no idea that the famed Ivy Kendrick is the capital’s number-one “fixer”. For powerful people looking to make a scandal disappear, Tess’s sister is there to help . . . for a price.
And no sooner does Tess enroll at the prestigious Hardwicke School than she unwittingly finds herself following in Ivy’s footsteps. Tess never thought she and Ivy had much in common, but when her new friends at school need help, she discovers that her talents quickly make her Hardwicke’s go-to high-school fixer.
Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life—until their worlds come crashing together in a conspiracy that reaches from the halls of Hardwicke to Capitol Hill. Suddenly, there is much more on the line than good grades, money, or politics.
The odds are stacked against Tess, and the price for this fix might be more than she can pay.
Tween Book Club
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10 - 11 am
"Forest of Wonders"
by Linda Sue Park
Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf has the potential to unleash a kind of magic.
When an injured bat crashes into Raffa’s life, he invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the Forest. The powers of the vine are stronger than Raffa could have imagined. His remedy saves the animal but also transforms it into something much more than an ordinary bat, with far reaching consequences.
Raffa’s experiments lead him away from home to the forbidding city of Gilden, where troubling discoveries make him question who he can trust…and whether exciting botanical inventions, including his own, might actually threaten the very creatures of the Forest he wants to protect.
"A Novel Idea" Book Club
January 30, 2017
at Bobtown Brewhouse
"A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedics Wild Ride to the Edge and Back "
by Kevin Hazzard
A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.