Book Club Announces Spring Titles and Meeting Dates

The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 26 at 4pm in the library’s Community Room for a discussion of Long Gone by Alafair Burke. They have also selected The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict for their May discussion, scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 4pm, and The Runaway Wife by Rowan Coleman for their June discussion, scheduled for June 28 at 5pm.

Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. New book club members and visitors are always welcome.

November Book Club: Circling the Sun

nov_book_clubThe Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 30 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Library for a discussion of Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion!

About the book:

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sunbrings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa

 

Big Library Read: This is Where it Ends

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This month’s Big Library Read is This is Where it Ends by Marieje Nijkamp.

Over the course of 54 harrowing minutes, the students at Opportunity High struggle to survive—and to understand why one boy started shooting…
This explosive, emotional, page-turning debut about a high school held hostage is told from the perspective of four teens—each with their own reason to fear the boy with the gun.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 27, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

October Book Club: Before the Fall

beforethefallThe Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

About the book:

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

Book Club Summer Reads

The Hudson Area Library Book Club has an exciting summer planned! Join the book club in reading one or all of these chosen titles. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

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Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum.
About the book:
“Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune.
But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne—when they were first married and deeply in love—has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life…just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he’s still the man she once loved”.

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May Book Club: The Silent Wife

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The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

About the book:
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

March Book Club: The Mermaid Chair

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The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30pm for a discussion of The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion. Please contact the library at 518-828-1792 or Sharon at bookgroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for meeting location details or to be added to the book club email list.

About the book:

Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion.
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February Book Club: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

obituarywriterThe Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:30pm for a discussion of The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

About the book:

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways.

Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

All are welcome to join the book club discussion. Please contact the library at 518-828-1792 or Sharon at bookgroup@hudsonarealibrary.org to be added to the book club email list.