Book Club

This Month's Selection

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows


Summary:

 A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

"I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb...

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. 


Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. 

Join us for the discussion!

If you are interested in joining our book club please contact Cindy B. (cbreeze100@yahoo.com) for more information.

This month we have 2 books!

This months other selection

 

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Summary:

  Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. 

More things to do

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Trunk or Treat at Barth Storage

Join GFWC-Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club and other local businesses for the 13th Annual Trunk or Treat in 2019 hosted by Barth Storage. Bring the kids in their costumes to trick or treat around the storage facility. Don’t miss out on the free carnival games, prizes, free popcorn and drinks, candy, and treats!


This is a free event, but you can help others by bringing a canned food donation to support area shelters or a pet food or toy donation to support the Kenosha Humane Society. 


 Barth Storage
7803 60th Ave.
Kenosha WI 53142-4010

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Thank you to Anita Potts  (Mrs. Potts), Kim Hemphill (Princess Poppy), Vickie Richardson (Eeyore), Michelle Rundle (Red Crayola) & Sue Samer (Scooby Doo) for bearing the cold wind and helping at Trunk or Treat.

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Night Out at Baker Street on May 25th

Take a anight off from cooking and attend the GFWC-Pleasant Prairie Woman's CLub Fundraiser at Baker Street.  Mention Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club at Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner on May 25 and we will receive 15% back from each meal ordered.