Shelf Indulgence

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Our R.A.D. Book Club is getting a facelift! We are now Shelf Indulgence and meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11 am. 

January Book:

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (Memoir)

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

February Book:

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Historical Fiction)

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
 Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. -

March Book:

Dovetail by Karen McQuestion (Mystery/Suspense)

Joe Arneson’s ordinary life is upended by troubling dreams of himself as a different man in another place and time. It isn’t until he visits his estranged grandmother, Pearl, in her Wisconsin hometown that a startling connection emerges.

Drawn into his family’s past, Joe discovers secrets weighing on the old woman’s soul: the tragic death of her sister Alice a half century ago and its ripple effect on all who loved her. Digging into the events of that summer in 1916, Joe is convinced that his recurrent visions relate to Alice’s untimely passing and to the beloved man she meant to marry. With the help of Kathleen, a local woman Joe’s fallen for, the puzzles of the past start falling into place.

As uncovered truths bring Joe and Kathleen closer together, they also reveal a new danger. For Joe’s dreams may be a warning―from one star-crossed couple to another. -

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The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton


Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple


Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane


News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult


Long Bright River by Liz Moore


The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro


The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


Bring your Favorite Titles!