Join us at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library for our Book Club! Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve read the book or not! Copies of the upcoming title will be available at the Southgate Library, just ask at the front desk.

Book Club Schedule

August 21st - The Monk of Mokha

by Dave Eggers

Cover of ’The Monk of Mokha’

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

September 18th - Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austin

Cover of ’Pride and Prejudice’

The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the British Regency period. Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. His wife has no fortune, so it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well in order to support the others upon his death. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not simply for money, despite the social pressures to make a good match.

October 16th - The Sun Does Shine

by Anthony Ray Hinton

Cover of ’The Sun Does Shine ’

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was placed on Death Row at Holman State Prison. As Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon―transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

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