On-the-Road at Starbucks Book Club

First Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Starbucks, 2418 Far Hills Avenue, in Oakwood.

Come join us!

December 9, 2014 – The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver   Kingsolver’s beloved debut novel, The Bean Trees, tells the story of Taylor Greer, a young Kentuckian who has worked hard to flee her rural home without becoming pregnant.  Driving westward in a dilapidated VW, she makes it to the middle of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma before her car breaks down.  No sooner does she stop, than a woman leaves a tiny American Indian girl in her care.  Taylor names her small charge “Turtle” and begins to build a new life with her child, facing a blue-collar world that alternates between desperation and compassion.

January 13, 2015 -- Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls   Author of The Glass Castle, Walls turns to fiction to tell the story of her extraordinary grandmother, Lily Casey Smith.  Lily spent her early years living in a dirt dugout and learning to break horses.  By age 15, she traveled 500 miles alone on horseback to teach in a frontier town.  Lily was plain spoken but fiercely outspoken against hypocrisy and prejudice.  Assailed by floods, tornados and drought, she met each challenge and found time to marry, run a large ranch, birth two children, learn to drive a car and fly a plane.  

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