Book Clubs - LSC-CyFair
Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club
If you like a bit of fiction with your history, join us for great discussions each month at 1:00 p.m. in LRNC 131 (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates.
May 7 - Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie
The invention of the printing press did not come without power and money struggles. This work focuses on the power plays.
June 4 - Widow's War by Sally Gunning
After her husband's death in 1761, Lyddie Berry must cope with the fact that she no longer owns her home but it is in the custody of her son-in-law, who has different ambitions.
July 2 - Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Philip Arminius Khoo-Hutton-half-British and half-Chinese, who has never been comfortable in either culture, finds his life in Malaysia further uprooted when the Japanese invade and he is again torn by his friendship with his Japanese aikido instructor.
August 6- Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Set in Atlanta in 1974, Kate Murphy is one of the first female police officers in a good-old-boy run police force struggling with the murder of an officer.
September 3 - Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Marie Tussaud struggles to make a name for herself as a wax sculptor and establish a wax salon amid the upheaval of the French Revolution.
Books without Borders
Throughout the year our group will be reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, that highlight the literature, culture, environment, and politics of various parts of the world. Each month a LSC-CyFair faculty member will introduce and facilitate the conversation in LRNC 215 on the dates listed below at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Join us as we delve into Books without Borders. Contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or email@example.com for book copies and more information.
May 21 – Iran and the United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace by Seyed Hossein Mousavian [Iran]
Facilitator: Ghazal Bayanpourtehrani, Professor of Economics
“Mousavian does an incredible job of walking readers through the major issues that continue to hamper elusive attempts at attaining peace between the United States and Iran while maintaining a central theme revolving around a ‘profound mistrust, misperceptions, and a lack of mutual understanding.’” – Library Journal Review excerpt
Please contact Lindsey Bartlett if you would like to borrow a book copy for the May 21 session.
I Love a Mystery Book Club
Enjoy the flexibility of a book club where everyone reads a different book from one theme or author—it’s a great way to add to your “to read” list! The club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in LRNC 131. For more details contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have the group for you!
- April 29 – Can You Trust Your Narrator?
Read any psychological thriller.
Patricia Highsmith, Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Chris Bohjalian
- May 27 – An Author by Any Other Name
Read The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.
Sports Page Book Club
On the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. join your host Mick Stafford for sports talk and books in LRNC 117. Call 281.290.5276 for more information.
May 13: Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Super Athletes, and What We Can Learn from Them by Mark McClusky