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Zoom LEC Book Club ZOOM

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

- $5.00
The Life Enrichment Center Book Club 
ZOOM ONLY
Every Third Tuesday 
Time 12:30 pm to 3 pm  
LEC Members: Free/ Non Members $5
 
Next Meetings: 
 
January BookSouth of Broad by  Pat Conroy
The one and only Pat Conroy returns, with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship. Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex- nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo’s older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death, and Leo, lonely and isolated, searches for something to sustain him. Eventually, he finds his answer when he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening
circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.   The ties among them endure for years, surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, and Charleston’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions. But the final test of friendship that brings them to San Francisco is something no one is prepared for. South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest; a long-awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.  

February 

1984 by George Orwell
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching… A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

 
March
The Institute: A Novel by Stephen King
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
The calendar as agreed to:
August- Mary
September- Don
October- Elaine
November- Luanne
December- Jodi
January- Bill
February- Jan
March- Dotty
April- Cathy
AUDIO LIBRARIES
 
 
Where to buy used books: 
 
  • The Paperback Exchange Bookstore can be visited in Pasco on 52 in Port Richey also has an online store.  6412 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668   (727) 845-3494  http://www.pbx-books.com/
  • MoJo Book and records on 2540 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612   http://www.mojotampa.com/
  • Abe Books Https://Abebooks.com
  • Amazon.. search for book title, click used books, look for ones in good condition- and search by lowest price + shipping

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Date:
April 19
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
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Venue

Life Enrichment Center
9704 N Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612 United States
Phone:
8504457449
View Venue Website

Organizer

Life Enrichment Center
Phone:
1-813-932-0241
Email:
info@lectampa.org
View Organizer Website

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,

Venue

Life Enrichment Center
9704 N Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612 United States
Phone:
8504457449
View Venue Website

Organizer

Life Enrichment Center
Phone:
1-813-932-0241
Email:
info@lectampa.org
View Organizer Website