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Pickens Book Club

Tuesday, September 16 -- 10:00am

Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
It is the late 1950s and the Soviet satellite launch has pushed the US into an educational panic. The ramifications of this startled condition reverberate throughout rural Montana as Superintendent Paul Milliron announces that all one-room schoolhouses will be closed. As the burden of this announcement weighs on Paul, he reflects upon his own experience in a one-room schoolhouse 43 years ago. His nostalgic look back forms the body of this charming novel. Readers meet a 13 year old Paul, his widowed father, their beautiful housekeeper, and her eccentric brother. Endearing and funny happenings are interspersed with glimpses into the hardships and cruelties of a remote existence in an unforgiving land.

The Village Branch Book Club meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am and actively welcomes new members.

Easley Book Club

Tuesday, September 23 -- 7:00pm

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Easley Book Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm and actively welcomes new members.

Central-Clemson Book Club

Wednesday, October 1 -- 7:00pm

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
While Molly, a foster teen, is doing community service work for an elderly widow named Vivian, they discover they have more in common than they originally thought. As they sort through her cluttered attic, Vivian recounts how as a child, she was taken to Minnesota on an orphan train. While their stories differ, Molly and Vivian find that they share an innate sense of courage, resiliency, and resourcefulness.

The Central-Clemson Book Club meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm and actively welcomes new members.

Pickens Book Banter

Monday, October 6 -- 11:00am

Share your past favorite reads and exchange suggestions with other readers on the first Monday of each month.