Book Groups

HPL Book Group

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00

Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.



This book group will be held virtually on Zoom. This book can be found on our digital lending platform, Hoopla. For more information or help accessing the book, please email hiref@ocln.org.

Registration opens a week before. join us for book group, please register online, and we'll email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the meeting.

Details:
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
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Books on Tap!

A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
And/Or
A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison

Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00

This book group will be held virtually on Zoom. This book can be found on our digital lending platform, Hoopla. For more information or help accessing the book, please email hiref@ocln.org.

To join us for book group, please register online, and we’ll email you the Zoom meeting link the day of the meeting.

And, BYOP (Bring Your Own Pint [of ice cream])!

Details:

  • Books on Tap meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • New Members are always welcome

A Deadly Inside Scoop

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away.

To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It's not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she'll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown...


A Spell for Trouble

Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies.

Bellamy Bay doesn't look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip, and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why.

Alex's investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex's own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.

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