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Daytime Book Group

Meeting information for the Daytime Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Thursday, January 25th, at 11:30 a.m.
by the North Fireplace

Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter
Copies of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Susan Herrick at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0257.

From Publishers Weekly:
In Patton's plucky debut, naïve daddy's girl Leelee Satterfield acquiesces yet again to her spoiled husband, Baker, who wants to move the family of four from Leelee's beloved Memphis to middle-of-nowhere Vermont to buy and run an inn. Leelee grudgingly agrees to keep the inn as is for a year while the former owners, less-than-personable German siblings Helga and Rolf Schloygin, dictate how the delicate Southern belle should run her home and the business. Though readers will initially agree with Helga's stern pointers, they will inevitably adore Leelee as she weathers each storm, gaining backbone while simultaneously shedding the helpless princess persona. Her transformation is (of course) accomplished with the aid of boisterous best friends, unlikely new allies and a heaping helping of girl power. The author is none-too-subtle about the changes (Leelee, for instance, never, ever would have had the nerve to say any of the things I did if Daddy were still alive), and, though owing heavily to formula, Patton's novel delivers on its feel-good moments and inspiring fantasies of finally making it on your own. (Oct.) 
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Past Book Group Selections
December 2017 - Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
October 2017 - Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
September 2017 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
May 2017 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April 2017 - Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
March 2017 - Tempting Fate by Jane Green
February 2017 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
January 2017 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
December 2016 - Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
October 2016 - The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi
September 2016 - Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
June 2016 - The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
May 2016 - The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 2016 - Grayson by Lynne Cox
March 2016 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
February 2016 - Us by David Nicholls
January 2016 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton