We are happy to introduce new, ONLINE ACCESS to the Southgate Veteran’s Memorial book clubs! Come join the discussion without leaving the comfort of your home! For more details, see the official flyer!

The Southgate Veterans Memorial Library holds two book clubs each month. The Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm (except in January), while the General Interest Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm (except in December). Anyone is welcome to join us. Copies of the upcoming books for discussion are available at the front desk. You can print out the information on this page from this flyer.

General Interest Book Club

August 16th - And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie

Cover of ’And Then There Were None’

Ten strangers are invited to a private island, their host an eccentric millionaire. When they arrive, however, their host is nowhere to be found. The guests seem to have nothing in common…but they do share a past they would rather keep secret, that will ultimately seal their fate. Each has been marked for death, and by the end of the weekend, there may be no one left to blame.

September 20th - The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

by Joy Callaway

Cover of ’The Fifth Avenue Artists Society’

It’s 1891, and Bronx resident Virginia Loftin knows what she wants out of life: to become a celebrated novelist despite her gender, and to marry Charlie, her best friend, neighbor, and first love. But then Charlie proposes to another woman, and Virginia is crushed. Ignoring everyone, she holes up and obsessively writes how the story should have gone, with her and Charlie marrying and living happily ever after. She still cannot find success, until she meets John, another author, and slowly begins to open up again. Just when her life seems back on track, Charlie shows up again. Now caught between two loves, two lives, Virginia must struggle to find the right path.

October 18th - A Dirty Job

by Christopher Moore

Cover of ’A Dirty Job’

Life is looking pretty good for Charlie Asher. He’s a successful business owner, with a loving wife and their first child on the way. Then daughter Sophie arrives accompanied by tragedy, and life for Charlie changes in awful and unusual ways. Being a new parent is hard enough, and being attacked by ravens doesn’t help, nor does the fact that people around him are dropping dead. Charlie, it turns out, is now a Death Merchant, tasked with saving souls from the forces of evil. What’s a grim reaper to do, with a business to run and a child to raise?

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

September 6th - Dragonflight

by Anne McCaffrey

Cover of ’Dragonflight#8217;

Lessa is a kitchen girl, unimportant and unnoticed. She has survived by serving the same men who betrayed her father and stole his lands. Someday, she will rise up and reclaim what is rightfully hers. All her plans and dreams change when she meets a dragon queen, forming a deep and unbreakable bond. That bond will be tested when the world is once again threatened by Thread, a terrible substance that falls like the rain and destroys anything it touches. There is almost no one left who can stand against this evil. Lyssa and her dragon will have to risk it all if anything is to be saved.

October 4th - Into the Storm

by Taylor Anderson

Cover of ’Into the Storm#8217;

The Uss Walker, a relic of the Great War, has been pressed into service in the Pacific theater of World War II. Forced to retreat and pursued by Japanese warships, the captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, attempts to throw off his foes by steering into a looming storm. When they emerge, the Japanese are gone…as is everything else they recognize. The water is filled with monstrous fish, and dinosaurs roam the land. Reddy and his crew find themselves in a different world, where humans never evolved. Other creatures have, however, and the Walker finds itself embroiled in a strange new war. Their vintage ship is now the most powerful weapon in the world. Whoever they side with will win the war…

November 1st - Coyote Blue

by Christopher Moore

Cover of ’Coyote Blue#8217;

Samuel Hunter was born Samson Hunts Alone, a Crow child in Montana. A lethal mistake involved law enforcement, and he was forced to flee the reservation when he was just 15. Now, twenty years later, he’s a successful insurance salesman, wealthy and living a lie. Then his life is disrupted by the presence of Calliope Kincaid, and as hopes of love blossom, an unwelcome guest: Coyote, the ancient trickster god. Where Coyote goes, chaos follows, and Samuel Hunter will have no choice but to confront the past, his own and that of his Crow heritage.

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