The Eclectic Book Group

Eclectic Book Club meets once a month, please check the events calendar. We read a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction and are always looking for new members.

Women Who Love to Read & Eclectic Book Group - March - "Age of Miracles"

Two book clubs join to read Rochester's book of the year! Read the book and join the discussion. Open to all. This is the "2015 All Rochester Reads" book!
Event date: 
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 7:00pm
The Age of Miracles: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812982947
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 15th, 2013

Eclectic Book Group

Read the book and join the discussion. Open to All! New members always welcome.
Event date: 
Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 7:00pm
The Great Gatsby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743273565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451689433
Availability: Hard to Find, Potentialy out of Print, Call for Pricing and availibilty
Published: Scribner - April 23rd, 2013

Joe & Annie's Eclectic Book Club - June - "The Watch"

Read The Watch and join the discussion. Open to all. New members always welcome.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to spend about 15 minutes of our discussion on speaker phone with the author, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya.  He has visited Lift Bridge twice and did a previous speaker phone visit with our book group last year when we discussed his book Storyteller Of Marrakesh.  This is a rare opportunity to talk with one of the premier novelists of our time.
Event date: 
Thursday, 27 June 2013 - 7:00pm
The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Hogarth - March 12th, 2013

Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother’s body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic? Or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp’s tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next.
Told from various points of view, including those of the U.S. soldiers, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya’s heartbreaking and haunting novel takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, and their families, and especially one sister. The result is the most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of war.

The Storyteller of Marrakesh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393340617
Availability: Special Order - Price Subject to Change
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 13th, 2012

The first in an ambitious cycle of novels set in the Islamic world, "The Storyteller of Marrakesh" is an elegant exploration of the nature of reality and our shifting perceptions of truth.

Annie & Joe's Eclectic Book Club - May - "The Fault in Our Stars"

Event date: 
Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 7:00pm
The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525478812
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
The Fault in Our Stars is
a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent
American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous
intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a
few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter
inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus
Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is
about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is
award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work
yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of
being alive and in love.