The CAPL Book Club

The CAPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 noon
Masks and social distancing requested.
You are invited to bring lunch or a snack.
Discussions usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Copies of each title will be available for checkout at the Library three weeks before the discussion.
Titles are chosen by the participants.

 

February Book Club

 

The Coatesville Library's Book Club meets in person on the second Monday of each month for lively and engaging conversations. This title for February is the New York Times bestseller novel The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. 

"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond"--Provided by publisher.

Copies of the book can be checked out from the Coatesville Library.  New members are always welcome!