February 2018 Book Club

Next Meeting: February 12, 2018 at 6 pm

Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare


Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives’ stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit’s friendship with the “witch” is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!


Upcoming Book Club Selections:

March 2018: The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel
April 2018: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
May 2018: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Suggestions welcome.

Previous Book Club Books:

January 2018: A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

December 2017: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

November 2017: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

October 2017: Delicious by Ruth Reichl

September 2017: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

August 2017: Down the Long Hills by Louis L’Amour

July 2017: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

June 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

May 2017: The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

April 2017: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

March 2017: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

February 2017: Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

January 2017: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

December 2016: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

November 2016: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

October 2016: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

September 2016: The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

August 2016: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

July 2016: The Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig

June 2016: A Painted House by John Grisham

May 2016: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

April 2016: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

March 2016: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

February 2016: Anne of Green Gables

January 2016: A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

December 2015 : The Mistletoe Promise