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Ida Branch Library Book Club - Printable Version of Schedule

The Ida Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm.
For more information, please call the Ida Branch Library at 734-269-2191

December 6, 2012


book jacket

A Christmas Guest
By: Anne Perry

Book Description: “Enlivened with bold characters and vivid, witty writing, A Christmas Guest is yet another holiday novella with the perfect combination of mystery and murder mixed with a generous helping of yuletide cheer.”— Ballantine Books

January 10, 2013


The Hours
By Michael Cunningham

Book Description: “The Hours is both an homage to Virginia Woolf and very much its own creature. Even as Michael Cunningham brings his literary idol back to life, he intertwines her story with those of two more contemporary women.” –

February 14, 2013

The Casual Vacancy
By J. K. Rowling

Also Available in:Large PrintandAudio Disc
Book Description:“When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock and the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.” –MCLS catalog

March 14 2013

In the Garden of Beasts
By Erik Larson

Also Available in:Large Print,Audio DiscandeBook
Book Description:“The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power.” –MCLS catalog

April 11, 2013

One Amazing Thing**
By Chitra Divakaruni
**One Book, One Community of Monroe County 2013 book selection

Also Available in:eBook
Book Description:“When an earthquake hits, nine men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds are trapped in an Indian consulate.” –Publishers Weekly

May 9, 2013

Life of Pi
By Yann Martel

Also Available in:Large Print
Book Description:“Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.” –MCLS catalog

June 13, 2013

Kitchen House
By Kathleen Grissom


Also Available in:Audio Disc
Book Description:“Peers into plantation life through the eyes of a white indentured servant inhabiting the limbo land between slavery and freedom.” –MCLS catalog

July 11, 2013

By Ian McEwan

Also Available in:Large Print
Book Description:“Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.”–

August 8, 2013

The Island Beneath the Sea
By Isabella Allende

Also Available in:Large Print,Audio DiscandeBook
Book Description:“The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible.” –MCLS catalog

September 12, 2013

Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
By Muhatma Gandhi


Book Description:“Portrays the life ofGandhi, describes the development of his nonviolent political protest movement, and discusses his religious beliefs.” –MCLS catalog

October 10, 2013

Cold Day in Paradise
By Steve Hamilton


Book Description:“Hamilton combines clear, crisp writing, wily, colorful characters and an offbeat locale (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) in an impressive debut.” –Publishers Weekly

November 14, 2013

Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Ray Bradbury

Also Available in:Audio
Book Description:“A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight.” –

December 12, 2013

Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston

Also Available in:ebook
Book Description:“One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom.” –


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