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

 

All book groups will meet via a toll-free conference call. Please contact the shop at rakestraw_books@yahoo.com for details on how to use this service.

2nd Monday Evening -- Mystery Monday Book Group
This group meets on Monday, 8 June 2021 5 PM to discuss The Dead Husband by Carter Wilson
. Staff facilitator: Susan and Ellen.

3rd Tuesday Morning -- Loucy's Book Group
This group meets on Tuesday, 18 May  2021 at 10:30 AM to discuss Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
. Staff facilitator: Loucy.

3rd Wednesday Evening -- But "First" Wine Book Group
This group meets on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 7 PM to discuss An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. 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, 19 June 2021 at 9:00 AM (via Zoom) to discuss TBD Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Tuesday Evening -- The "I Love This Book" Book Group
This group meets on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at 7 PM (via Zoom) with guest author/moderator Elizabeth Rosner to discuss Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life by Abigail Thomas. Staff facilitator: Michael.

4th Friday Morning -- Julie's Book Group
This group meets on Friday, 28 May 2021 at 10:30 AM
(via Zoom) to discuss Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. 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.

The Dead Husband Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781728225081
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - May 4th, 2021

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - March 2nd, 2021

Deep but highly readable dive into the history and research of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. Focuses on the Galvin family - 6 of their 12 kids were inflicted with this gruesome condition. -- Susan


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An Extraordinary Union: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War (The Loyal League #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496707444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - March 28th, 2017

The Loyal League is a Union Army spy network working during the American Civil War. Each story is unique, exciting, and romantic- focusing on a different espionage case. -- Anastasia


Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385720557
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - April 17th, 2001

Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020