Book Discussion Group
are the current selections for the Oak Hill Public Library Book Discussion
Group. If you would be interested in reading any of these selections, please
join us. Our meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Fayette County
Public Libraries Administration Building (located behind Oak Hill Public
Library) For more information-304-465-0121.
On a warm summer morning in North
Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary.
Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's
clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the
Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors
with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head,
but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have
put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and
the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy
parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick
is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they
know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick
stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that
beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of
her bedroom closet?
MARCH SELECTION--MARCH 13, 2014--
When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer
in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes
her look again, and her heart stops--the child in the photo is
identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to
deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption
was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop
thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth. And she
can't shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone
else, should she keep him or give him up? She investigates,
uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too
deep, she risks losing her own life--and that of the son she loves.
APRIL SELECTION--APRIL 10, 2014--
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir
Heather is pale and thin, seventeen and pregnant with twins when
Patricia Harman begins to care for her. Over the course of the next five
seasons Patsy will see Heather through the loss of both babies and their
father. She will also care for her longtime patient Nila, pregnant for the
eighth time and trying to make a new life without her abusive husband. And
Patsy will try to find some comfort to offer Holly, whose teenage daughter
struggles with bulimia. She will help Rebba learn to find pleasure in her
body and help Kaz transition into a new body. She will do noisy battle with
the IRS in the very few moments she has to spare, and wage her own private
battle with uterine cancer.
Patricia Harman, a nurse-midwife, manages
a women's health clinic with her husband, Tom, an ob-gyn, in West Virginia-a
practice where patients open their hearts, where they find care and
sometimes refuge. Patsy's memoir juxtaposes the tales of these women with
her own story of keeping a small medical practice solvent and coping with
personal challenges. Her patients range from Appalachian mothers who haven't
had the opportunity to attend secondary school to Ph.D.'s on cell phones.
They come to Patsy's small, windowless exam room and sit covered only by
blue cotton gowns, and their infinitely varied stories are in equal parts
heartbreaking and uplifting. The nurse-midwife tells of their lives over the
course of a year and a quarter, a time when her outwardly successful
practice is in deep financial trouble, when she is coping with malpractice
threats, confronting her own serious medical problems, and fearing that her
thirty-year marriage may be on the verge of collapse.
MAY SELECTION--MAY 8, 2014--
War hero John Puller is known to be
the top investigator in the US Army's CID. So when a family with military
connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia, Puller
is called to investigate, and soon suspects the case has wider implications.
As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective
Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed, it quickly becomes apparent
that there's much more to this case than they had first thought. It is an
investigation where nothing is as it seems, and nothing can be taken at face