Our next book for discussion on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. is the heartfelt story of Betsy Elizabeth. We meet her as she is about to leave her sheltered life to live in the wilds of Vermont with distant relatives. Goodness! There are so many adjustments poor Betsy must make. Pets are allowed to sleep in the house! Children are expected to do chores! Follow Betsy along her path as she finds great happiness and a new outlook on life.
Hollis Woods’s search for a family is a perpetual journey, as she moves from one foster home to another until she meets the Regan family and two rather quirky elderly women who teach her a lot about love, friendship, and belonging.
Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including two books Girlfriends Read readers have read and enjoyed: Lily’s Crossing and Willow Run.
We hope you will join us for the discussion of her book pictures of hollis woods on Sunday afternoon, November 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Ten-year-old Allie is nervous about moving to a new city with her family. Will she make new friends? Will she like her new school? Read this delightful book to find out how Allie likes living on Strawberry Hill, and then join us for our discussion of the book on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00.
This summer we will be reading The Penderwicks written by Jeanne Birdsall. The dicussion will take place Tuesday evening, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. We hope you’ll find this a fun summer read!
The story takes place in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in the state of Massachusetts. It will be a summer vacation the four sisters will never forget.
For our May 17th discussion, we are reading the book heartbeat by Sharon Creech. Run, run, run. That’s what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. Find out more about Annie and her family in this tenderhearted story.