VB Reads... General Lit

Join Cindi and discuss books from a variety of genres

at 7 pm, the first Monday of each month


ISBN-13: 9780375708275
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Published: Vintage, 7/2000
Monday, May 5, 7:00pm

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning.


ISBN-13: 9780812982855
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback, 8/2013
Monday, June 2, 7:00pm

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.


The Orchardist (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780062188519
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Published: Harper Perennial, 4/2013
Monday, July 7, 7:00pm

The story of Talmadge, who has lived alone since his sister disappeared from their home and orchard when he was a young man. His life is changed when two young pregnant teens, escaping from a horrific situation, arrive at the orchard and he decides to let them into his life.


Mink River (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780870715853
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Published: Oregon State University Press, 10/2010
Monday, August 4, 7:00pm

The story of the small Oregon coast town of Neawanaka and its people.


Monday, September 8, 7:00pm
Please Note: meeting is delayed a week due to Labor Day


Bring your suggestions. Everyone welcome.


ISBN-13: 9780393343403
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2012
Monday, October 6, 7:00pm

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.


Gone Girl (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780307588364
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Published: Crown, 6/2012
Monday, November 3, 7:00pm

Told from the alternating perspectives of Amy and Nick whose marriage is falling apart in small-town Missouri, this is first a story of perfect young love in Manhattan, followed by its slow disintegration after both partners lose their jobs and move to Nick's hometown to help his family through his mother's terminal illness.


The Good Lord Bird (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781594486340
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 8/2013
Monday, December 1, 7:00pm

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.