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Book Club--July Reads, Part 2

The burning edge by Rick Mofina (2012). 
From the book cover:  A single mother becomes an eyewitness to murder.  Pressured to land an exclusive, journalist Jack  From theGannon chases the elusive thread of an anonymous tipster.  With every instinct telling Jack the story is within his grasp, he risks everything to reveal the chilling truth…before the cold-blooded killers can take the next step in their vengeful mission.  I am on page 104 of 378 and the basics are:  the mom stops at a gas station on her way home from selling the family cabin at a lake and while she is inside 4 guys on motorcycles rob the armored car service that is there to service the ATMs.  They kill the 3 guards and also the FBI agent that is next to the mom.  They get away with $6M.  Jack Gannon is the lead reporter for what is the equivalent of the AP.                    Not sure where this book is but I know I haven’t finished it yet
They Disappeared by Rick Mofina 
a family is vacationing from Montana to New Yor…

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Book Club--July Reads

The Everest Years by Chris Bonington (1987).  This is the third volume covering the career of British mountaineer Bonington.  While Everest makes the title, his climbs during the 1970s and 1980s of the Ogre and K2, Mt. Konjur, and Mt. Vinson also get covered in detail.  He shares a lot of the details that went into planning trips, as well as his experiences during the climbs.  He shares a lot of his own thought processes.  I think he shows a particular sensitivity when discussing the impact on loved ones left behind and the deaths of friends.

After She's Gone by Maggie James (2017).  Interesting psychological thriller about the past coming back to haunt a family.  There's a lot about relationships, secrets, and discovering how well she really knows the people around her for Lori when her sixteen-year-old sister, Jessie, is raped and murdered.  Who is the killer, and what is the motive?  And who is the next victim on the list?

More than Survival and If Only to Forget by Camryn Ly…

True Crime Books Recommended

British Mysteries

International Reading

Maurice Sendak

Indigo Bridge Books

Recommended Short Stories

Sci-Fi and Fantasy by Women

27 Female Authors who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now
Entertainment Weekly

Nebraska Rainbow Rowell made the list.

Virginia Woolf Suite

Agatha Christie Letters



Branwell Brontë

Sherman Alexie

Italian Libraries

The Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries
The New York Times

My sisters and one of my nieces are in Italy for a couple of weeks.  I don't imagine they plan to visit any libraries, but this still reminds me of them.  Hope they're having fun.

Vintage Coloring Book

The Florist

A 256-year-old coloring book, one of only ten copies known to still exist, left uncolored and now scanned for us to enjoy.

July Dinner Meeting

Thursday, July 13
5:30 p.m.

Contact Maria at for location information.