BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Vt. has several book clubs led by Myles and Pat. With different topics and meeting at different times of the day, this enables customers to pick and choose which discussion group to attend.
Myles has chosen another non-fiction book, “All The President’s Men.” Woodward and Bernstein, two Washington Post reporters, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. The discussion will be held on Friday April 13, 10 a.m. – noon.
Pat has chosen “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. Picoult is known for presenting a moral dilemma in each of her books. Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. The Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m.
Classics Quarterly will meet on Wednesday, April 25 from 4-6 p.m. to discuss “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, led by Myles. Melville’s “Moby Dick” is a tale of obsession and vengeance, but also contains surprising commentary on storytelling, race, sexuality, philosophy, industry, and so much more.
Books are available at the store and receive a 20 percent discount for our in-house book clubs. Pick up your copies of books at the bookstore and sign up to attend at the store or by calling 802-463-9404. Light refreshments will be served at all sessions.