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Southwest Book Club Celebrates One Year

At the past January meeting, the Southwest Book Club took time out from discussing their monthly selection to celebrate their first year of existence with cake and refreshments. (Watch for upcoming photos)

The Southwest Book Club held its' first meeting on January 19, 2005. We discussed the book by Cassandra King, The Sunday Wife. As it turned out, it was not one of our popular reads for the year. In the months to follow, some our most popular reads have included: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Breaking Ground by Daniel Libeskind. This last title, a work of nonfiction presented a "six degrees of separation" experience for the book club. It so happened Mr. Libeskind's ( the architect who won the commission to rebulid the World Trade Center site) senior architect at his firm, Carla Swickerath was from Ocoee, Florida and her mother worked at the West Orange Times.

The Southwest Book Club currently meets every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the library. We read fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. Our next meeting is February 21. We will be discussing the book, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd. This is an extremely interesting work of historial fiction and should lead to great discussion.

If you are interested in the Southwest Book Club, please call 407.835.7323 or email mayer.sandy@ocls.info

Here's to another year of great reading!

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