A Novel Idea Book Group
June meeting dates:
June 9 at 7:00 pm (Virtual)
*Registration required for either session.
For Sabrina Monroe, moving back home to the Wisconsin Dells-the self-described Water Park Capital of the World-means returning to the Monroe family curse: the women in her family can see spirits who come to them for help with unfinished business. But Sabrina has always redirected the needy spirits to her mom, who is much better suited for the job. The one exception has always been Molly, a bubbly rom-com loving ghost, who stuck by Sabrina’s side all through her lonely childhood. Her personal life starts looking up when Ray, the new local restaurateur, invites Sabrina to his supper club, where he flirts with her over his famous brandy old-fashioneds. He is charming and handsome, but Sabrina tells herself she does not have time for romance-she needs to focus on finding a job. Except the longer she is in the Dells, the harder it is to resist her feelings for Ray. Who can turn down a cute guy with a fondness for rescue dogs and an obsession with perfecting his deep-fried cheese curds recipe? When the Dells starts to feel like home for the first time and with Ray in her corner, Sabrina begins to realize that she can make a difference and help others wherever she is.
2022 Book Discussion Titles
January 13 & 19 – The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
February 10 & 16 – The Holdout by Graham Moore
March 10 & 16 – The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
April 14 & 20 – Local Woman, Missing by Mary Kubica
May 12 & 18 – The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
June 9 & 15 – The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy Reichert
July 14 & 20 – Fuzz: when nature breaks the law by Mary Roach
August 11 & 17 – The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
September 8 & 21 – The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson
October 13 & 19 – Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
November 10 & 16 – Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
December 8 & 21 – The Maid by Nita Prose
Whether you are part of a book club or are reading along independently, the hoopla Book Club Hub can help you to make the most out of your book club experience. Each quarter, a new Spotlight Selection title is released, along with a discussion guide, exclusive author author interviews and more.
The Temps by Andrew DeYoung is the Spring Spotlight Selection title. To get more information, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com.
Jacob Elliot doesn’t want a temporary job in the mailroom at Delphi Enterprises, but after two post-college years of unpaid internships and living in his parents’ basement, he needs the work. Then, on his first day, the unthinkable happens: toxic gas descends on a meeting in Delphi’s outdoor amphitheater, killing all the regular employees and leaving Jacob stranded inside the vast office complex.
Wandering through Delphi headquarters, Jacob finds other survivors: Lauren, the disillusioned classics major who’s now writing online personality quizzes; Swati, the fitness instructor trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Stranded in the wreckage of the company that employed them, the temps band together to create a miniature world that’s part spring break, part office culture—until a shocking discovery disrupts the survivors’ self-made paradise and drives them to uncover the truth about the mysterious corporation that employed them and the apocalypse that brought their world to an end.
A surprising, profound tribute to the absurdities and paranoia of modern life, The Temps is an epic exploration of survival and human connection in the digital age.