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 118 (or an alternate room to be announced) on the following dates. For more information, please contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or email@example.com for more information.
November 5 - True Women by Janice Woods Windle
Featuring well-known historical figures as well as members of the King and Woods clans, it is a sort of Gone with the Wind , Texas-style.
December 3 - Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith
In Havana, detective Arkady Renko of the Moscow police joins forces with beautiful Ofelia of the Cuban police to investigate the murder of a Russian diplomat. The protagonists find love while the reader gets an inside look at post-Cold War Havana.
January 7 - Rav Hisda's Daughter by Maggie Anton
Hisdadukh, blessed to be beautiful and learned, is the youngest child of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. The world around her is full of conflict. Rome, fast becoming Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance while Rav Hisda and his colleagues struggle to establish new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. Against this backdrop Hisdadukh embarks on the tortuous path to become an enchantress in the very land where the word "magic" originated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for book copies and more information.
November 19 – Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
Facilitators: Susan Green and Lindsey Bartlett
Meets in LRNC 215 at 1:00 p.m.
“Garcia's first novel is about Cuba, her native country, and three generations of del Pino women who are seeking spiritual homes for their passionate, often troubled souls. Celia del Pino and her descendants also share clairvoyant and visionary powers that somehow remain undiminished, despite the Cuban revolution and its profound effect upon their lives. This dichotomy suffuses their lives with a potent mixture of superstition, politics, and surrealistic charm that gives the novel an otherworldly atmosphere.”
–Library Journal review excerpt
Please Note: No December Meeting Will Be Held
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 email@example.com.Upcoming Schedule:
- November 18 – Reader’s Choice
Any mystery is fair game for discussion!
- No meeting will be held in December