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Three Book Clubs Meeting in April at Kona Stories

Posted April 6, 2017, 09:02 AM HST
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Reading is a solitary affair. But it doesn’t have to be.

Every month, Kona Stories Bookstore offers a variety of book clubs for avid readers. Club groups meet to discuss books of fiction, travel and nonfiction.

The fiction group meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month; the travel group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month; nonfiction meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Readers can attend as many of the groups as they wish.

These meetings are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories. If not, a $5 donations is greatly appreciated. Readers are also invited to bring a pūpū or beverage to share with the group, and come prepared to discuss books from the following list.  

Kona Stories Bookstore is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center in the courtyard shops near KTA. For more information, call Brenda or Joy at (808) 324-0350 or visit www.konastories.com.

Image courtesy of Kona Stories Bookstore.

April 11, Fiction Group: The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow is an NPR Best Book of 2016 and one of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year. It’s described as “an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.”

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Synopsis: There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth–that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything.

Image courtesy of Kona Stories Bookstore.

April 18, 2017 Travel Group: Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks

The international bestseller, Round Ireland with a Fridge is a classic travel adventure following the hitchhiking experience of author Tony Hawks. Hawks did exactly as the title suggests to win a foolhardy drunken bit that became one of the best experiences of his life. With fridge in tow, he travels throughout the countryside encountering people and situations he never imagined, while among other things, getting his appliance inadvertently christened.

Image courtesy of Kona Stories Bookstore.

April 25, 2017 Non-Fiction Group: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Written by New York Times bestselling author, Karen Abbott, the spellbinding account animates the lives of a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist and a widow–all of whom were spies. Abbott seamlessly weaves the narrative using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the women’s descendants, in addition to a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson and others.

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