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. For more information, please contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or for more information.

Madame Tussaud book coverSeptember 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 131 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 for book copies and more information.

Persepolis coverSeptember 17 – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi [Iran]
Facilitator: Rachel Renick, Reference Librarian
Note: Meet in LRNC 215
“Originally appearing in two volumes, this essential work depicts Satrapi's childhood in Iran during the 1979 revolution. She was a spirited and intelligent young girl, and while the memoir focuses on her life first in Iran and later in France, it also details the experience of living in Iran under a strict regime.” – Library Journal review excerpt

Lives in Ruins book coverOctober 22 – Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson
Facilitator: Robert O’Brien, Professor of History
Note: Meet in LRNC 215
“In this lively love letter to archaeologists, former Esquire editor Johnson travels the world, getting her hands dirty as she studies archaeologists in their natural habitats. She joins field schools, attends conferences, and chats with the legendary and the up-and-coming practitioners of the discipline and displays infectious enthusiasm for the material. Johnson samples drinks prepared from recipes discovered in ancient tablets, braves bad weather and worse food, visits body farms, and hobnobs with the military all in an effort to examine and explore every aspect of archaeologist’s life.” – Publisher 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 LRNC 131. For more details contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or

We have the group for you!

Upcoming Schedule:
  • September 23 – Egyptologist, Extraordinaire
    Read any novel by Elizabeth Peters
  • October 28 – “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. . .”
    Read any gothic mystery
  • November 18 – Reader’s Choice
    Any mystery is fair game for discussion!
  • No meeting will be held in December

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.

Oldest Rookie book coverSeptember 9: The Oldest Rookie: Big-League Dreams from a Small-Town Guy by Jim Morris and Joel Engel
"Morris had an astounding fastball and seemed destined to pitch for a major league team, yet his career was doomed from the start. He was drafted by the Brewers, but went from their training camp back to the farm system. He developed injuries that prevented him from pitching and practicing. Morris wouldn't let go of his dream of the major leagues, however. He married, had children, and held odd jobs and continued to work at his pitching while his wife supported him. Morris eventually grew tired of the routine, went to night school and became a high school teacher and later a coach. After his formerly abysmal baseball team won the district championship, his fellow coaches and students urged him to give his dream one last chance. More than a decade after his first tryout, Morris was offered a contract by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. This lively autobiography, written with Engel (coauthor of By George, George Foreman's autobiography), will entertain baseball fans and others who yearn to fulfill a childhood ambition." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

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