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Book Club Reads

The Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6.30 pm.

The Picton Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 6.30 pm. Please email if you wish to attend.

The Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) Book Club read books that were part of a series. Below are some of the titles they read.

The next Book Club meeting at Marlborough District Library (Blenheim) will be Thursday 29 July. The theme for this meeting is time travel.

The next Book Club meeting at Picton Library will be Thursday 5 August. The theme for this meeting is talking about a revolution.

A curious beginning by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887. Veronica Speedwell intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans. When Veronica thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, he offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker - a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. When the Baron is murdered, Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

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The Guernsey novels by Anne Allen

Jeanne Le Page is lucky to be alive. 15 years ago she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now 31, Jeanne is returning reluctantly to the island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved grandmother. As the ferry nears the island, a dark foreboding overwhelms Jeanne as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface. Only back on the island to sell her inheritance - her grandmother's old cottage - she has no intention of picking up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. A chance meeting tempts her to romance, despite the traumatic end of a recent relationship. As her memory recovers, Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy which takes a sinister turn as the truth is finally revealed.

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One second after by William Forstchen

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire - a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document - to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with - even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.

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Some luck by Jane Smiley

An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s.

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Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden

A group of teenagers go camping in a remote area and return to find Australia invaded and themselves in the middle of a war. Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone. Their world has changed, with the speed of a slamming door. They've got no weapons - except courage. They've got no help - except themselves. They've got nothing - except friendship.

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