Central Baptist Book Club: The Vanishing Half

Friday, August 27, 2021, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the CBV library to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett.

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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

“There’s a trick to spinning lies. You have to embed the truth in there, just a glimmer of it. That’s the part that will catch people, and it’s what makes the rest of your lies sound like truth, too.”

Although …


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The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

“The love that I wanted so desperately: this isn’t what I thought it would feel like. It’s made me dizzy and it’s grounded me. It’s made me laugh when nothing is funny. It shimmers and it sparks, but it can …


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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

“A warrior believes in an end she can’t see and fights for it. A warrior never gives up. A warrior fights for those weaker than herself. It sounds like motherhood to me.”

This novel focuses on Elsa Martinelli and her …


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The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

“There’s something almost miraculous about seeing a child’s eyes light up when you hand him a book that intrigues him. I’ve always thought that it’s those children—the ones who realize that books are magic—who will have the brightest lives.”

Kristin …


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Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

“War was eternal, but so was peace. Death was eternal, but so was life. Darkness was eternal, but so was light. Hate was eternal, but above all, so was love.”

Eternal is Lisa Scottoline’s first historical novel. The story takes …


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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

“Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume, and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life.”

Hope Jahren is an award-winning Paleo biologist and research professor who …


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The Push by Ashley Audrain

“I looked up and felt nothing for you—not love, not hate, not anything in between. Is this what the end was supposed to feel like? There are people who work through it, who fight for one another, who do it …


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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made …


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The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

“Lord our God, hear my prayer, the prayer of my heart. Bless the largeness inside me, no matter how I fear it. Bless my reed pens and my inks. Bless the words I write. May they be beautiful in your


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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

“The books I read were the dark kind—about scary things like disappearances and murders, especially the true ones. While other kids read J. K. Rowling, I read Stephen King. While other kids did history reports about the Civil War, I


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The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

“What my uncle said made me think. I had resented America, too. But by reading their books, I saw the other side of them–their humanity. Somehow I was sure that if people were willing to read each other, and see


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Central Baptist Book Club: The Daisy Children

Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a Book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant...

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Central Baptist Book Club: Inheritance

Friday, January 31, 2020, 2:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a Book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading Inheritance by Dani Shapiro...

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Central Baptist Book Club: The Cut Out Girl

Friday, November 22, 2019, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es...

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The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

“Annabel nodded at her, turning to climb into her own seat, fastening her own harness with the self-assurance of a test pilot on his fiftieth run rather than someone with no front teeth and a Dora barrette in her hair”…


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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn’t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still …


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Central Baptist Book Club: The Last Castle

Friday, August 16, 2019, 3:30 PM.

Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan
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