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Kepler's invites you to register your Book Club with our store. As a registered Book Club you will receive these benefits:
- 15% discount on orders of five or more books (same title)
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- We can arrange Author call-ins for your Book Club
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REMINDER: No book club meetings in December.
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We have several wonderful in-store bookclubs. You are welcome to join us at any of the book club meetings listed below.
Big Ideas Reading Group
Focusing on Science, Philosophy, and Technology
|Saturday, June 13, 4:00 p.m.
A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind-What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves by Robert A. Burton, M.D.
Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world’s greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works.
A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human.
Friday Night Book Club
|Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean
At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today.
|Friday, July 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.
|Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring adventure through the landscape of some of history's most storied events.
|Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
California: A History by Kevin Starr
California has always been our Shangri-la -- the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State's premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California's history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially American and utterly unique.
Daytime Fiction - & More - Book Club
|Sunday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
In 1806 William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. The Secret River is the tale of William and Sal’s deep love for their small, exotic corner of the new world, and William’s gradual realization that if he wants to make a home for his family, he must forcibly take the land from the people who came before him.
Fiction Book Club
|Monday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
The only novel from Alice Munro--award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940s.
|Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.
A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee
Chang-rae Lee leads us with dazzling control through a taut, suspenseful story about love, family, and community--and the secrets we harbor. As in his award-winning debut novel, Native Speaker, he writes of the ways outsiders conform in order to survive and the price they pay for doing so. It is a haunting, breathtaking display of talent by an acclaimed young author.
|Monday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
In A Long Way Gone, Beah wrote a moving memoir about the carnage in his native Sierra Leone. Now, his novel deals with what comes after the battles are over. How do people confront what they have endured and move on?
|Monday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.
Spanish Book Club (The Spanish Book Club does not meet in June or December.)
|Monday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Misión olvido by María Dueñas
A talented college professor in Madrid, Blanca Perea seems to have it all. But her world is suddenly shattered when her husband of twenty years leaves her for another woman. Questioning the life she once had and whether she truly knows herself, Blanca resolves to change her surroundings. She accepts what looks like a boring research grant in California involving an exiled Spanish writer who died decades ago. Anxious to leave her own troubled life behind, she is gradually drawn into the writer's haunted world, with its poignant loves and unfulfilled ambitions.
|Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
Milena o el fémur más bello del mundo by Jorge Zepeda Patterson
La belleza de Milena tambien fue su perdicion. Convertida en esclava sexual desde la adolescencia, intenta huir cuando muere su protector, un magnate de la comunicacion que sufre un fallo cardiaco mientras hace el amor con ella. En su angustiosa fuga, se cruza con los Azules, un trio de justicieros formado por el periodista Tomas Arizmendi, la politica Amelia Navarro y el especialista en alta seguridad Jaime Lemus. Ellos desean liberarla, pero Milena guarda con recelo un espinoso misterio que atesora en su libreta negra y que supone su salvacion y, sobre todo, su venganza. Una vigorosa novela de accion y amor que denuncia los abusos de poder y la corrupcion, pero que sobre todo nos muestra el alma abierta de una mujer vejada, como tantas otras, en un mundo cada vez mas globalizado.
|Monday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
La catedral del mar by Ildefonso Falcones
In the tradition of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him?