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 (exceptions noted below) on the following dates. For more details, contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or

Invention of Wings book coverNovember 6- Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
This novel follows the life of abolitionist Sarah Grimke and the imagined life of the slave she was given on her 11th birthday.

Aftermath book coverDecember 4 - The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
Loosely based on his grandfather's life after World War II, Brook features a British officer that has been billeted in a German family's villa but allows the family to stay, rather than the usual process of forcing them out.

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. Please pick up a reading guide from the 2nd floor reference desk the first week of each month. Join us as we delve into Books without Borders. Contact Patsy Brautigam ( for book copies and more information. 

Immigrant Advantage Book CoverNovember 20 – The Immigrant Advantage by Claudia Kolker [various countries] - Facilitator: Matthew Turner, Professor of English, LSC-CyFair
“Journalist Kolker investigates the imported traditions and attitudes toward health, hard work, and education that give newcomers an edge over the native-born.” – Publishers Weekly review excerpt



Cellist of Sarajevo Book CoverDecember 11 – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway [Bosnia & Herzegovina] - Facilitator: Monica Norem, Reference Librarian, LSC-CyFair
Galloway provides "a tense and haunting novel following four people trying to survive war-torn Sarajevo. After a mortar attack kills 22 people waiting in line to buy bread, an unnamed cellist vows to play at the point of impact for 22 days." – Publishers Weekly review excerpt

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 room 215. For more details contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or

We have the group for you!

Upcoming Schedule:

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. Call 281.290.5276 for more information. 

Taking Flak book coverNovember 12 in LRNC 117: Taking Flak: My Life in the Fast Lane by Dan Pastorini with John P. Lopez
"He changed the way NFL quarterbacks played the game, donning the first flak jacket to protect three shattered ribs. He threw perhaps the most fateful pass in playoff history, a controversial championship moment that led to use of NFL replay. He was involved in a tragic speed boating accident. He beat "Big Daddy" Don Garlits and all of drag racing's best. He was the hero in the most triumphant return an NFL team ever received. . . Dan Pastorini never has told the whole story. Until now. This is the story of a gifted, hard-driving kid from California who never stopped going fast or chasing dreams. No matter how much flak he took." - publisher's summary excerpt

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