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CCC Book Club

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The CCC Book Club is friendly, informal and open to all. At club meetings, the group explores a wide variety of books and interests — fiction and non-fiction, male and female authors, selections old and new. The reading list is determined by a democratic process in which members of the club promote a book of their choosing for addition to the list.

For more info, please contact the group facilitator, Jean Kerns, at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Upcoming CCC Book Club Meetings & Events

Oct
28
Mon
CCC Book Club
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin HannahFrance, 1939 – In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

CCC Book Club
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Nov
25
Mon
CCC Book Club
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Lighthouse Keepers Daughter by Hazel Gaynor1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.

1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

CCC Book Club
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Dec
23
Mon
CCC Book Club
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jan
27
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Feb
24
Mon
CCC Book Club
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Mar
23
Mon
CCC Book Club
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Apr
27
Mon
CCC Book Club
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

May
25
Mon
CCC Book Club
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jun
22
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jul
27
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Aug
24
Mon
CCC Book Club
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Sep
28
Mon
CCC Book Club
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Oct
26
Mon
CCC Book Club
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Nov
23
Mon
CCC Book Club
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Dec
28
Mon
CCC Book Club
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jan
25
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Feb
22
Mon
CCC Book Club
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Mar
22
Mon
CCC Book Club
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Apr
26
Mon
CCC Book Club
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

May
24
Mon
CCC Book Club
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jun
28
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Jul
26
Mon
CCC Book Club
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.

Aug
23
Mon
CCC Book Club
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact Jean Kerns at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.