March 2018 Book Club

Next Meeting: March 19, 2018 at 6 pm

Title: The Magic of Ordinary Days (Reading Guide)
Author: Ann Howard Creel


(From Goodreads)
Olivia Dunne, a studious minister’s daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel’s novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.


Upcoming Book Club Selections:

April 2018: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
May 2018: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Suggestions welcome.

Previous Book Club Books:

February 2018: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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