Exploring Our World Through
Get to know those in your community who share your love of reading! Our Adult Book Club meets every month to discuss a book the whole group has read. It’s a way to expand your horizons by sharing perspectives in the spirit of understanding one another.
Adult Book Club Meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm
The Chester County Library book club started in November of 2005 and our members have read a wide array of titles. We explore titles new and old, fiction and nonfiction, and all genres.
You can attend either in person at the Library or online via WebEx.
We’d love for you to join us in book club! You just need to register by clicking the button below (or calling the Library at 731-989-4673) and let us know how you’d like to receive your book.
There are three ways to receive books. Check those out (see what we did there?) in the section below.
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Next Book Club Meeting Info:
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2022, at 5:30 pm
Location: Chester County Public Library
Book: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (February 1, 2022)
We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become?
In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.
Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?
Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
Picture and description courtesy of Amazon.
How Do I Receive a Book for Book Club?
There are three available options for receiving books. You can change your option choice at any time.
Buy at Your Favorite Retailer
You can purchase the book at your favorite bookstore or online retailer.
Borrow Through Interlibrary Loan
This will allow you to borrow the book for the month before the meeting at no cost.
Purchase From the Library
You can buy your book at the library. It will be a paperback priced between $5 and $15.