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“There is comfort, even among strangers, when people find something they are equally passionate about.” 

All book groups currently meet via a toll-free conference call or Zoom. Please contact the shop at rakestraw_books@yahoo.com for details.

2nd Monday Evening -- Mystery Monday Book Group
This group meets on Monday, 13 December 2021 5:30 PM to discuss Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie. Staff facilitator: Susan and Ellen.

3rd Tuesday Morning -- Loucy's Book Group
This group meets on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 at 10:30 AM to discuss The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante. Staff facilitator: Loucy.

3rd Wednesday Evening -- But "First" Wine Book Group
This group meets on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 7 PM to discuss Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak. Staff facilitators: Anastasia.

3rd Saturday Morning -- The Transatlantic Book Club
This international group -- we have partnered with a great bookshop in England! -- meets on Saturday, 18 December 2021 at 9:00 AM (via Zoom) to discuss Perestroika in Paris by
Jane Smiley. Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Tuesday Evening -- The "I Love This Book" Book Group
This group meets on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 7 PM (via Zoom) with guest author/moderator TBD to discuss TBD. Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Friday Morning -- Julie's Book Group
This group meets on Friday, 28 January 2022 at 10:30 AM
(via Zoom) to discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen. Staff facilitator: Julie.

These groups are free of charge and open to the whole community. Just read the book and come along to be part of these lively discussions.

Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #14) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073907
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 27th, 2011

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The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609457150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 21st, 2021

My favorite Ferrante yet! Her trademark deep dive into female friendships, dysfunctional families, set in Naples. Immersive and fast paced. -- Susan


Seven Days of Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451488763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - October 16th, 2018

Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - November 2nd, 2021

Persuasion Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Gillian Beer (Editor), Gillian Beer (Introduction by), Gillian Beer (Notes by)
$7.00
ISBN: 9780141439686
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003