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February 18, 2020 - 6:30PM

2020 Meeting Dates

January 21, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 17, 2020

April 21, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 16, 2020

July 21, 2020

August 18, 2020

September 15, 2020

October 20, 2020

November 17, 2020

December 15, 2020

Recent Reads

  • Inland
    Tea Obreht

  • Seven Days of Us
    Francesca Hornak

  • Akin
    Emma Donoghue

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter
    Kate Morton

  • The Library Book
    Susan Orlean

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February's Selection:
Educated by Tara Westover

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

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.

Named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review; One of President Barack Obama's favorite books of the year; Bill Gates's Holiday Reading List; Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography; Finalist for the Pen/Jean Stein Book Award; Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize

Click here to request the book online. Copies are available for pickup at the library. The book is also available to order in Large Print and Audio.

Call (215) 679-2020 or email upvlibrary@comcast.net if you have any questions!

March's Selection: There There by Tommy Orange

Previous Book Club Selections

2015

2016

2017

2018

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Orhan's Inheritance

The Gilded Years

The Forgetting Time

The End of Your Life Book Club

First Impressions

The High Mountains of Portugal

Young Jane Young

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Miniaturist

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

A Gentleman in Moscow

The Peripheral

The Boys in the Boat

All Our Wrong Todays

Lab Girl

Plain Truth

Girl Waits With Gun

The Orphan Train

Commonwealth

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

And Then There Were None

The Music Shop

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

The Book of Polly

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Lake House

American Eclipse

The Almost Sisters

Under the Jeweled Sky

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Books That Changed My Life

Station Eleven

The Light of Paris

Swimming Lessons

Dear Mrs. Bird

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Secret Rooms

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Little Fires Everywhere

Winter Garden

The Christmas Train

News of the World

How to Walk Away

2019

2020

The Radium Girls

Inland

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

Tony's Wife

The Triumph of Seeds

Once Upon a River

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The Wanderers

The Island of Sea Women

The Library Book

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Akin

Seven Days of Us

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