The Ligonier Valley Library's "Titles & Tea" Book Discussion Group normally meets once a month at 3:00 pm on a Wednesday. The group focuses on both fiction and non-fiction titles with engaging story lines, strong characterizations and interesting settings. Tea and snacks are provided, but a small donation is requested to cover the cost of the refreshments. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own tea cups and saucers or favorite goofy mug to share and show off.

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Big Stone Gap
by Adriana Trigiani

Book Discussion - Wednesday, October 22, at 3:00 pm.

It's 1978, and Ave Maria Mulligan is the thirty-five-year-old self-proclaimed spinster of Big Stone Gap. She's also the local pharmacist, the co-captain of the Rescue Squad, and the director of the town's long-running Outdoor Drama. Ave Maria is content with her life of doing errands and negotiating small details - until she discovers a skeleton in her family's formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life. Suddenly, she finds herself juggling two marriage proposals, conducting a no-holds-barred family feud, planning a life-changing journey to the Old Country, and helping her best friend, the high-school band director, design a half time show to dazzle Elizabeth Taylor, who's coming through town on a campaign stump with her husband, senatorial candidate John Warner. Comic and compassionate, Big Stone Gap is the story of a woman who thinks life has passed her by, only to learn that the best is yet to come.


Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2014:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden by Kathleen Cambor
Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2013:

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Half Broke Horses: a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

 

For a complete list of books,
visit the Titles & Tea Reading List....

If you are interested in joining the book group, contact the library at
724-238-6451 or
send an email to
lvlibrary@wpa.net.

 

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