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SDL Book Club 

The first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. 

Share your love of books with others who enjoy reading!

If you are not comfortable meeting in person, you may participate by email.

Book Club October

October 6 at 5:30

Chariot On The Mountain by Jack Ford

Based on an astonishing true story of Kitty Payne, a woman born into slavery whose life has remained forgotten by history…until now.

Brought vividly to life by Emmy and Peabody Award winning journalist Jack Ford, Chariot on the Mountain is the story of an unlikely alliance between three extraordinary women—a young slave, her mistress, and the privileged daughter of the wealthiest plantation owner in the county. Rejecting the divisions of their time and bonding together to do what was right, these three strong women undertook one of the most sensational trials of the century, suing Kitty’s owner for her freedom nearly 15 years before the Civil War began.

Discussion questions

November 3

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

by Annie Lyons

A joyous novel about an elderly woman ready to embrace death and the little girl who reminds her what it means to live.

Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world—all of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion. Then she meets ten-year-old Rose Trewidney, a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of sparkling cheer.

Discussion questions

Eudora

Check Out Previous Discussion Titles

  • The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  • The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
  • Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover
  • Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. Based on true events. Read the series.
  • The Grapes of Wrath by Jon Steinbeck
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil by John Berndt
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Sea Biscuit: an American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand  Read the book. Watch the DVD.
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen