Happy Bookers Discussion Group

The Happy Bookers is Phillipsburg Library’s monthly book discussion group.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.   Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required!  Call the library at 908-454-3712 for more information.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.

The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy

The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone—and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit’s East Side, and the loss of a father.

The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage.

The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts—and shapes—their family’s future.

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Upcoming Selections:

  • March – Bellevue by David Oshinsky
  • April – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • May – Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • June – Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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