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 Love to Read?  Join LAW's Book Club

Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at Barnes & Noble

4550 University Avenue, West Des Moines

Discussions begin at 7:00 pm.

Members will be notified of any changes by email.

February 17 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.  Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.


March 16 - Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.


April 20 - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

This newly translated novel by the this year's Nobel Prize winner in fiction is also the winner of the Man Booker International Prize.  It is a fairly tale thriller narrated by a reclusive woman in a remote polish village.  Jamina devotes her time to astrology, translating William Blake and taking care of the homes of the wealthy, until she unwittingly discovers a murder.  "You'll love the dark humor and deep humanity of this book."


May 18 - Canyon Dreams by Michael Powell 

The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.


June 15 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.


Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him…


There is no meeting in August.


August 17 - The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The book is an epic tale of Hiram Walker, a slave with a mysterious gift, and his journey from bondage to becoming an agent of the Underground Railroad.  "Mr. Coates' first foray into fiction is a moving, beautifully written novel of humanity's resilience, strength, and power."




If you are interested in starting a group or finding others that share an interest please send an email to:

Ideas for groups might include

  • Dinner Club– Garden Club
  • Card Club
  • Games Club
  • Needlework or sewing
  • Movie Night
  • Mothers Night Out


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