VB Reads ... Afternoon Book Chat Group

Join Sittrea in the Readings Gallery on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for an OPEN Book Chat. Authors DO NOT attend.  Bring a latte and enjoy! Everyone welcome.

 


 

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316386555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - October 18th, 2016

Wednesday, February 14, 1:00pm

Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor on one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope. By the day's end, they have all committed acts they never thought possible. 

Whatcom Reads 2018!


At the Edge of the Orchard Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143110972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 2017

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00pm

1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. 1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert's past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. 


Wednesday, April 11th , 1:00pm

Voting Month!!

Come pick which books you would like to read next year!

 


Alexander Hamilton Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

Wednesday, May 9, 1:00pm

Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time.


Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416591061
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 10th, 2011

Wednesday, June 13,  1:00pm

This stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West. 


The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544944831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - March 7th, 2017

Wednesday, July 11, 1:00pm

A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two years later he was "back from the dead" and in New York, instantly the most famous Irishman in America. Meagher's rebirth included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War.


The Wright Brothers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476728759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 3rd, 2016

Wednesday, August 8, 1:00pm

David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright.