This Month’s Book Club Selection

Wednesday, Februrary 21, 2018 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

 

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and traveling into Egypt to join the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American.

Join us for our next book club meeting on January 17 at 7:00pm in the Library Board Room. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.

FAQs

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! We meet to discuss various books each third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the library and will be available for pick up four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Questions? Contact us at the 2nd floor Reference desk. Phone: 541-766-6793; email: askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov.

Already in a book club? You can check out sets of books from previous CBCPL book club meetings. The bags contain 8-12 copies of a book club title, and can be checked out for 2 months.

2018 Book Club Schedule

All meetings are at 7:00pm in the Library Board Room.

Jan. 17White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
Feb. 21The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Mar. 21Evicted by Matthew Desmond
April 18Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
May 16Salt by Mark Kurlansky
June 20 Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver
July 18On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Aug. 15The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Sept. 19The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Oct. 17Beyond Words by Carl Safina
Nov. 28The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead