In March the Hart Book Group will meet on Zoom the first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., and on Zoom the first Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to be included in either meeting, send an email to email@example.com.
Books are available at Porch Pickup, one month before the discussion date. Ask for the ‘Hart Book Group’ selection at the window. Porch Pickup hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Via Zoom: Tues., March 2 at 7 p.m. and Wed., March 3 at 2 p.m.
In 2013, the British Crime Writers’ Association voted this the best crime novel ever written!
Considered to be one of Agatha Christie’s most controversial mysteries, The Murder
of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. A widow’s
suicide has stirred rumors of blackmail, and of a secret lover named
Roger Ackroyd who was found stabbed to death in his study. The case is so unconventional
that not even crack detective Hercule Poirot has a clue as to how to solve it.
City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
Via Zoom: Tues., April 6 at 7 p.m. and Wed., April 7 at 2 p.m.
Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College in 1940,
and her parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a
flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is
introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters. Now
eighty-nine years old she tells her story at last. “At some point in a woman’s life, she
just gets tired of being ashamed all the time,” Vivian muses. “After that, she is free to
become whoever she truly is.”
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Via Zoom: Tues., May 4 at 7 p.m. and Wed., May 5 at 2 p.m.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and called by many as one of the best books of 2019. A
richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house
of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. “The Dutch House is the story
of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love
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