Looking for a book club where people actually talk about the book? Join Collingswood Reads at Collingswood Library on September 30, October 23, November 20 and December 18 at 7pm in the library’s Peter Childs meeting room to discuss the monthly book pick, meet neighbors, and munch on snacks. The club invites you to come share your thoughts and hear others’ perspectives. For more information please visit the library’s website.
October- The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. Hal recieves a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. Although the letter was sent to the wrong person, Hal believes her cold reading skills might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased and learns something is very wrong with the situation and the inheritance.
November- The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. Ailing patriarch “Big Angel” de La Cruz summons his family for one last legendary birthday bash. As the party approaches, his mother passes away, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Across two bittersweet days, the revelers mingle to celebrate the lives of Big Angel and his mother and recount the many inspiring tales that bought these citizens to a fraught country they have come to call home.
December- The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Thanks to the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome Creek has its own traveling librarian in Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy is not only a book woman but is the last of her kind with skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. If she wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folk, Cussy must confront prejudice with the color of her skin and the Library Project.