The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM.
May 30th — Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel’s straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy.
June 27th — The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
At the turn of the Nineteenth Century, seven-year-old Lavinia, orphaned on her passage from Ireland, arrives at a tobacco plantation in Virginia where she works in the kitchen house as an indentured servant. Though her skin color sets her apart from the other slaves, her social class prevents her from being accepted in “the big house.” The Kitchen House is a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, loyalty and love.