CLS Book Club

The Charleston Library Society's Book Club is making its return! We welcome all members and nonmembers, free of charge, to come and discuss a book of the Library Staff's choosing. We will be able to host the riveting discussions thanks to the help of our dedicated volunteers.

The first novel selected for CLS Book Club is Circling the Sun: A Novel by Paula McClain. The author of the best-selling novel The Paris Wife returns with her eagerly anticipated new novel that transports readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, depicted in Isak Dinesen's classic memoir Out of Africa.

The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 10:00 AM. There will be a maximum capacity for this event, so please call ahead and reserve your space. To RSVP please call (843)-723-9912.

For your convenience, we will have copies of Circling the Sun: A Novel available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2015 here at the Library Society. 

If you often find yourself reading a book and asking questions about a character's decisions or why the author approached the subject from a particular perspective, then you may make a wonderful discussion leader. Thinking of questions and talking points while also engaging with the group's discussion are just a few things that define a terrific Volunteer Discussion Leader. If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you! Please contact lmina@charlestonlibrarysociety.org, or call (843)-723-9912.