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The OGPL Book Club is currently reading Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. We will meet to discuss this book on July 11th

6:30 pm.

 The Olive G Pettis Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM 

In June we are reading Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

This book was chosen in honor of Pride Month. 

 

A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind.

Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father's beekeeping business.Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can she trust him completely . . . Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

 

(book description from goodreads.com)

 

Next Meeting: July 11th

 

Coming soon: Youth Book Club!

 

Youth Book Club is a summer-only group for students in grades 4-8. We will be reading 3 books together. At the end of the summer, each member will be able to choose a favorite and take home their own copy!

 

Our first official meeting time will be June 27th from 4-5 pm.

In preparation for this, please stop by or call the library to sign up. The final deadline for sign-ups is June 31st. 

 

Contact the librarian for more info!

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