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Book Club: YA For Adults

We’ve selected our next book! On August 3, we’ll be discussing Raybearer! From the Publisher: Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The…

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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club July

For July we will be reading A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation by Cécile Barlier https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9781888996876 “A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation is a collection of stories with an astonishing range of styles and subject matters. A woman visits her cremation from inside the body of her dead self, a competitive couple trains as free-divers, a mother leaves her son behind on top of a mountain, a very pregnant woman experiences a peculiar relationship with a priest-to-be: these stories are full of surprising experimentation that strikes a deeply compelling balance between the real and the bizarre. Embodying unusual premises and worlds, these stories are also fearlessly nontraditional in their structure and approach. These voices haunt, tease, and dare while never providing fully fledged answers. Each story is…

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Books Around the Corner: Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on Thursday July 22nd at 6:30pm and discuss Paradise Club by Tim Meyer. About the book: Welcome to Paradise. Sandy beaches. Crystalline waters. An all-inclusive resort with virtually everything you can think of. A true idyllic paradise. An event is taking place at Paradise Club that wasn’t on the brochure: a dangerous game pitting the hotel’s guests against a gang of bloodthirsty maniacs. Elliot Harper—family man and FBI agent—is about to find out how fast heaven can become hell when every single vacationer is forced to become a ruthless killer in order to survive. A team of killers have been unleashed, and they won’t stop until every single guest is dead. Let the mayhem begin . . . TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club…

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Books Around the Corner: Science Fiction Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us July 20th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club. We will discuss We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker. About the Book: Everybody’s getting one. Val and Julie just want what’s best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all. Soon, Julie feels mounting pressure at work to get a Pilot to keep pace with her colleagues, leaving Val and Sophie part of the shrinking minority of people without the device. Before long, the implications are clear, for the family and society: get a Pilot or get left behind. With government subsidies and no downside, why would anyone refuse?…

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Books Around the Corner: Fantasy Book Club (REMOTE)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on July 13th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin. About the book: From a stunning new voice in YA comes the fierce, romantic story about a world on the brink of destruction, the one witch who holds the power to save…

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Books Around the Corner: No Shelf Control Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction,  fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our July meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on July 8th at 6:30pm. We will discuss The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu. About the Book: Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in this sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh. WHEN GHOSTS TALK SHE WILL LISTEN Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and they sure do love to talk. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind. A girl’s…

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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club June

For June we will be reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9780679723059 In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—a haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and finding one’s way through the dark. Check your email for the Zoom link!

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Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on Thursday June 24th at 6:30pm and discuss Wytches by Scott Snyder. About the book: Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient – and hungry. TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club book to support our shop. If you already own the book you may purchase a gift certificate or sponsor a stack for $15…

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Science Fiction Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us June 15th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club. Preorder, Project Hail Mary, the highly anticipated book by Andy Weir now and receive a limited edition patch. While supplies last. This will be a book club pick so order now. We will discuss Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. About the Book: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself…

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No Shelf Control Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our June meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on June 10th at 6:30pm. We will discuss The Lost Village by Camilla Sten. About the Book: The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were…

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