Olive Free Library
This book club meets virtually. Please sign up here to get the link.
January 20: Winterland by Rae Meadows (IN PERSON)
February 17: Wintering by Katherine May
March 16: Hello, Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
April 20: The Canary Girls By Jennifer Chiaverini
May 18: Finding Me: A Memoir By Viola Davis
June 15: The Postcard, by Anne Berest
July 20: Lady Tan’s Circle of Women By Linda See
August 17: The Women by Kristen Hannah
September 21: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
October 19: The Library book by Susan Orlean
November 16: Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff
December 21: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
December 16 at 4 p.m.
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history
January 20 at 2 p.m. IN PERSON
Winterland by Rae Meadows
Perfection has a cost . . . With transporting prose and meticulous detail, set in an era that remains shockingly relevant today, Rae Meadows’s Winterland tells a story of glory, loss, hope, and determination, and of finding light where none exists.
Author Rae Meadows will be here to discuss the book! Please come and join us and read this fascinating book.
In person, the 3rd Monday of each month at 2 p.m.
Masks are REQUIRED for this club.
December 18 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie (ENGLAND)
2024 Book Club Selections
January 22: Rain Dogs – Adrian McKinty – 1980’s Northern Ireland
February 19: The Crossing Places – Emily Griffiths – England
March 18: The Girl Who Died – Ragnar Jonasson – Modern Day Iceland & Strong Poison – Dorothy Sayers – Post WWI England
April 15: The Dying Detective – Leif Persson – Modern Day Sweden
May 20: Murder in Chianti – Camilla Trinchieri – Modern Day Italy & The Veiled One – Ruth Rendell – 1970’s England
June 17: Slow Horses – Mick Herron – Modern Day England
July 15: The Blackhouse – Peter May – Modern Day Scotland & The Black Tower – P.D. James – 1970’s England
August 19: Midnight at Malabar House – Vaseem Khan – 1950s Bombay
September 16: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul – Shamini Flint – Singapore & Maigret Bides His Time – Simenon Georges – 1950’s Paris
October 21: The Man Who Died – Antti Tuomainen – Finland
November 18: Malice – Keigo Higashino – Modern Day Japan
December 16: Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up – Emily Brightwell – Victorian England
December 18 at 2 p.m.
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie (ENGLAND)
Hercule Poiror’s Christmas is the classic locked-room murder mystery. Simeon Lee invites his children and their wives for Christmas but late on Christmas Eve, a struggle is heard, furniture is knocked over, and his dying scream brings everybody in the house running.
January 22 at 2 p.m.
Rain Dogs – Adrian McKinty – 1980’s Northern Ireland
It’s just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career?
When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus Castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are a few things that bother Duffy just enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that Bigelow was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond.
And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?
The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 2 p.m.
For adults who love Young Adult literature!
November 29 (fifth Wednesday) Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell
November 29 at 2 p.m.
Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell
Clara’s magic has always been wild. But it’s never been dangerous. Then a simple touch causes poisonous flowers to bloom in her father’s chest.
The only way to heal him is to cast an extremely difficult spell that requires perfect control. And the only person willing to help is her former best friend, Xavier, who’s grown from a sweet, shy child into someone distant and mysterious.
In person on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
November 28: Bunny by Mona Awad
Tuesday, November 28 at 6 p.m.
Bunny by Mona Awad
The spellbinding new novel from one of our most fearless chroniclers of the female experience, Bunny is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination.