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. For more details, contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or email@example.com.
March 5 - The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
(note: meeting in LRNC 118)
The Moor in this account is a slave who is forced to accompany his master on the treacherous Narvaez expedition to Florida and Texas.
April 2 - Neverhome by Laird Hunt
(note: meeting in LRNC 118)
Many women disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War. “Ash” leaves her husband to go since they decide she is more fit than he is.
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.
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 Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or email@example.com for book copies and more information.
March 19 - Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver [Democratic Republic of Congo]
Facilitator: Cambria Stamper, Associate Professor of Humanities, LSC-CyFair
"Kingsolver leaves the Southwest, the setting of most of her work (The Bean Trees; Animal Dreams) and follows an evangelical Baptist minister's family to the Congo in the late 1950s, entwining their fate with that of the country during three turbulent decades. Nathan Price's determination to convert the natives of the Congo to Christianity is, we gradually discover, both foolhardy and dangerous, unsanctioned by the church administration and doomed from the start by Nathan's self-righteousness...The book is also a marvelous mix of trenchant character portrayal, unflagging narrative thrust and authoritative background detail." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt
April 16 – The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon [Japan]
Facilitator: MFAH Docent
"One of the great classics of Japanese literature, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is by far our most detailed source of factual material on life in eleventh-century Japan at the height of Heian culture." - publisher summary
Please Note: This meeting will be held 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts during its Thursday free admission day. Please contact Susan Green (firstname.lastname@example.org, 832.482.1025) or Lindsey Bartlett (email@example.com, 281.290.3973) if you would like to attend, so carpooling can be arranged.
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!
- March 25 (meet in LRNC 118)– Murder in an English Village
Read any book from Caroline Graham’s Inspector Barnaby series.
- 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.
March 11: No Session Will Be HeldThe Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching by Dean Smith and Gerald D. Bell with John Kilgo; preface by Roy Williams.