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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 Zoom. Please contact the shop at rakestraw_books@yahoo.com for details.

2nd Monday Evening -- Murder Mystery Monday Book Group
This group meets on Monday, 13 June 2022 5:30 PM to discuss Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey. Staff facilitator: Susan and Ellen.

3rd Tuesday Morning -- Loucy's Book Group
This group meets on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 10:30 AM to discuss TBD. Staff facilitator: Loucy.

3rd Wednesday Evening -- But "First" Wine Book Group
This group meets on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 at 7 PM to discuss Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain. Staff facilitators: Anastasia.

3rd Saturday Morning -- Transatlantic Book Club
This international group -- we have partnered with a great bookshop in England! -- meets on Saturday, 18 June 2022 at 9:00 AM to discuss Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
. Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Tuesday Evening -- "I Love This Book" Book Group
This group is on hiatus. Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Friday Morning -- Julie's Book Group
This group meets on Friday, 27 May 2022 at 10:30 AM
to discuss The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura. Staff facilitator: Julie.

2nd Thursday Afternoon -- Summer Newbery Book Group
This group meets on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 14PM 
to discuss Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Recommended for children ages 10-13. Staff facilitator: Susan.

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.

Sleep Well, My Lady Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641293105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - December 21st, 2021

Mr. Malcolm's List Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593197400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - July 28th, 2020

Brother of the More Famous Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781620407226
Published: Bloomsbury USA - November 11th, 2014

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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324020202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 18th, 2022

Riveting dual biography of America’s 1st & 3rd female physicians, Elizabeth & Emily Blackwell. Well researched and thoughtfully told, Nimura ably covers the landscape of women’s and medical history. -- Susan


Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018