Florence Library Announces Adult Summer Book Club Selections


The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club has selected the following books to read and discuss during the summer season:

April 15 – Memorial Drive, by Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize winning, two-term poet laureate, is an autobiographical account about the murder of Trethewey’s 40 year old mother, Gwendolyn, by Gwendolyn’s second husband, a troubled Vietnam veteran.

May 20 – The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen – An elderly man begins keeping a journal to keep up his spirits in this dark, funny, and true-to-life novel by an unlikely bestselling Dutch author.

June 17 – Maid by Stephanie Land. In this true story, Land describes what it is like to be a single mother struggling to survive.

July 15 – Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, is the twenty-third novel by award-winning, bestselling American author, Anne Tyler.

August 19 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger – In mid-America during the Great Depression, four orphaned children escape a Native American boarding school and canoe down the Mississippi seeking a home.

Book Club is conducted virtually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. using the Zoom application. The Library welcomes new participants to join in the lively book discussions. Registration is required to participate. To register, or for additional information, call or email book club coordinator Debbie Quesada at 843-413-7074 or debbiequesada@florencelibrary.org.