5 Great Reads Picked by Patrons

At the July Books & Bites program, patrons recommended some of their current reads.

Books & Bites is a no-pressure book club where you can enjoy refreshments and good conversation with other book lovers. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 27, at 10:30 AM. Join us!


Raging Storm book cover

Raging Storm by Vanetta Chapman
When a solar flare wiped out all modern technology, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have finally found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t remain hidden forever. 


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Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
Inadvertently reunited with the daughter she secretly abandoned and the girl’s Irish-Catholic adoptive mother during the height of America’s xenophobic Prohibition era, the adult daughter of a Jewish industrialist finds her life turned upside down by her daughter’s bold and unconventional personality.


The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu
Two leading spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.


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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
A military man leading a winter 1885 expedition into the newly acquired Alaska territory to gather information about potentially dangerous native tribes has his perspective changed by a mysterious Eyak guide and a Native American woman who joins the quest.


Where the Water Goes book cover

Where the Water Goes by David Owen
The author of The Conundrum presents a revelatory account of where our water comes from and where it goes, examining the complicated human-made ecosystem of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, fracking sites, and farms that contribute to shortage issues in the western United States.