Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St. Torrance, 90505 310-375-8418
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie is obsessed with cleaning and proper manners, but when her husband is discovered cheating, she leaves him and takes a job in a derelict, financially devastated town. She uses her fierce organizational skills to become a soccer coach to a group of local children.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman thrown overboard. She is baffled when the other passengers remain apathetic as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was real.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
Twenty years after the publication of his British travelogue, Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson returns to see how Britain has changed. He decides to discover the British countryside by travelling the longest distance you can travel in Britain in a straight line and names it the Bryson Line.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
In a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov was deemed an unrepentant aristocrat and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. His reduced circumstances provide him a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Keiko Furukura, a 36-year-old resident of Tokyo, has worked part-time in a convenience store for 18 years, half her life. As a child, Keiko was puzzled by human behavior, but at Smile Mart, she is given a uniform and a manual that outlines exactly how she is to conduct herself. A new employee, Shiraha, challenges her view of the world.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
After 40 years of marriage, Arthur Pepper’s wife Miriam passed away. One year after her passing, Arthur discovers a gold charm bracelet with eight charms that he has never seen before. When he calls the phone number inscribed on one of the charms, he embarks on a series of journeys that help him rediscover his wife.
All discussions are free and no registration is required.
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