May 2024

TDL Afternoon Book Club, May 15, 2024 at 3 pm
TDL Evening Book Club, May 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm

by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black cake : a novel /

"In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past --a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake...
Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch"--Provided by publisher.

April 2024

TDL Evening Book Club, April 15, 2024 at 6:30 pm
TDL Afternoon Book Club, April 17, 2024 at 3 pm

by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop: A Novel

"It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new discs are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem.... The Music shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost." --Provided by publisher.

March 2024

TDL Evening Book Club, March 18, 2024 at 6:30 pm
TDL Afternoon Book Club, March 20, 2024 at 3 pm

by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey: A Novel

"Olivia MCAfee's life, married to a surgeon and raising their son, Asher, was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in New Hampshire. When Lily Campanello and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start. Olivia's and Lily's paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl, and Lily can't help but fall for him, too.Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that he son is innocent. But as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he's hidden more than he's shared with her." --Cover

February 2024

TDL Afternoon Book Club, February 21 2024 at 3 pm
TDL Evening Book Club, February 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm

by Valerie Perrin

Fresh Water for Flowers

"Violette Troussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her life is lived to the predictable rhythms of the often funny, always moving confidences that casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues share with her. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Seul - a police chief from out of town - who has come to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Jjulien's inexplicable gesture is intertwinded with Violette's own complicated past. " --Cover

January 2024

TDL Afternoon Book Club, January 17, 2024 at 3 pm
TDL Evening Book Club, January 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm

by Alice Elliott Dark

Fellowship Point: A Novel

A retiring children's book author looking to secure her legacy tries to get the beautiful Maine coast where her novels are set donated to a trust, but must first convince the shareholders, one of which is her best friend.