Books & Beans Adult Book Club


Books and Beans...Coffee that is.


If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, then this book club is for you. All adults are invited to join the Clara B. Mounce Public Library Books & Beans book club.

August Book Club Selection

Book Cover of Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

Book Cover of Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

 
Book Discussion: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
Summary: Fate: Is it written in the stars from the moment we are born? Or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? Jepp of Astraveld needs to know. He left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in a luxurious prison: Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish Infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that as a court dwarf, daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakable fate. If the humiliations were his alone, perhaps he could endure them; but it breaks Jepp’s heart to see his friend Lia suffer. After Jepp and Lia attempt a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe in a kidnapper’s carriage, Jepp fears where his unfortunate stars may lead him. But he can’t even begin to imagine the brilliant and eccentric new master-a man devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars-who awaits him. Or the girl who will help him mend his heart and unearth the long-buried secrets of his past. Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real historical characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is the tale of an extraordinary hero and his inspiring quest to become the master of his own destiny.

Sunday, August 10 at 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Mounce Public Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
201 E. 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 209-5615 (Ask for Sam)

Upcoming Meetings & Books:

Contact Sam at (979) 209-5600 for more information.

Previous Book Selections:

2014:

July: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
June: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
May: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
April: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
March: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayer
February: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
January: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook

2013:

December: Dune by Frank Herbert
November: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
October: Meeting cancelled
September: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
August : Silas Marner by George Eliot
July: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June: Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
May: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
April: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
March: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
February: Sister Mine by Tawni O’Dell
January: Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

 

 

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