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.

Annie & Joe's Eclectic Book Club - April - "Butter"

Join the Eclectic Book Club on April 25th at 7PM.  The group will be discussing Anne Panning's first published novel, ButterAnne is a member of the English department faculty at SUNY Brockport.  Free and open to the public.
Event date: 
Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 7:00pm
Butter: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780875806815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Northern Illinois University Press - October 15th, 2012

Anne Panning's fiction has been described as warm and original by
"Publishers Weekly," intelligent and humorous by the "Boston Globe,"
graceful and wry by "Booklist," and infectious and enchanting by the
"New York Times." In fact, Panning's last collection of short stories,
"Super America," was a "New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice.
Enter this exciting new novel, the best work yet from a writer whose
astute observations of American life are as honest as they are
engaging."Butter" is a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of
small-town Minnesota during the 1970s and told from the perspective of
an eleven-year-old girl, Iris, who learns from her parents that she is
adopted. The story of Iris's childhood is at first beguiling and
innocent: hers is a world filled with bell-bottoms and Barbie dolls,
Shrinky Dinks and Shaun Cassidy records, TV dinners and trips to
grandma's. But as her parents' marriage starts to unravel, Iris grows
more and more observant of disintegration all around her, and the simple
cadences of her story quickly attain an unnerving tension as she wavers
precariously between girlhood and adolescence. In the end, Iris's story
represents a profound meditation on growing up estranged in small town
America--on being an outsider in a world increasingly averse to them.
Passionate, lyrical, and disquieting, this intensely moving novel is a
rich exploration of a crucial theme in American literature that will
confirm Anne Panning's place as a major figure in the world of
contemporary fiction.


Annie & Joe's Eclectic Book Club - February - "Persepolis"

Annie & Joe's Eclectic Book Club will be discussing Persepolis Volume 1 at their February 7th meeting, but you are encouraged to read The Complete Persepolis. Read the book and join the discussion. Open to All!
Event date: 
Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 7:00pm
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Pantheon - June 2004

The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780375714832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - October 30th, 2007

Annie & Joe's Eclectic Book Club - January - "The Scarlet Letter"

Read the book and join the discussion. Open to All!
Event date: 
Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 7:00pm
The Scarlet Letter Cover Image
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nina Baym (Introduction by), Thomas E. Connolly (Notes by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780142437261
Availability: Hard to Find, Potentialy out of Print, Call for Pricing and availibilty
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

All Rochester Reads 2013 book discussion--" Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea

Lift Bridge Book Shop will be hosting a book discussion of the "All Rochester Reads 2013" book, Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.  Three book clubs that meet regularly at Lift Bridge will merge on March 13th, 2013 to form a mega-discussion.  Anyone else interested is encouraged to join in.  Free and open to the public.  Into the Beautiful North is available for purchase at Lift bridge Book Shop.
Event date: 
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 7:00pm
Into the Beautiful North: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316025263
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Back Bay Books - June 16th, 2010

Annie And Joe's Eclectic Book Group - September - "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Read the book and join the discussion. Open to All.
Event date: 
Thursday, 13 September 2012 - 6:30pm
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Mark Twain, George Saunders (Introduction by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780375757372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - August 14th, 2001

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