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Book Club

Join us to discuss July’s Book – Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose

Do you enjoy reading and sharing your thoughts amongst your peers? Southgate Recreation & Park District offers an in-person or online gathering the 1st Tuesday of each month from 11AM – 12PM. Grab your copy of July’s book that is up for discussion and join us! If meeting in person, we will provide light refreshments or you can bring your own snack. Plus, find out what this month’s reading title is! We will cover fiction and non-fiction books based on group suggestions, For more information or to pick up your copy of the book, please call (916) 526-0234.

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August’s Book: Call it a Gift by Valerie Hubbs

In Valerie Hobb’s novel, Jeronimo is seventy-seven and Emily eighty-two when they meet. It is not despite their age but because of it that theirs is a story of passion, and finally of grace. Jeronimo Smith is having a particularly bad day, and he needs the poems of William Butler Yeats to get him through it. But the book has just been checked out of the Santa Barbara Public Library. When he accosts the widow who has the book, he meets the woman who will become the love of his life. Their elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and the setting for a tender, bittersweet love story. The two must wrestle with balancing their family responsibilities with their own needs, with coming to terms with old prejudices and with the need to stay close to what is wild in the world and in themselves, despite pressures to age “sensibly.” Together, they conclude that life, whatever its challenges, is meant to be lived fully to its very end. Call It a Gift dazzles with profoundly human characters and beautiful settings, unforgettable in the way it reminds us that romance and adventure are not merely for the young.

Book Club Monthly Reading Schedule
September – Mothers by Brit Bennett
October – Violeta by Isabel Allende
November – House of Cotton by Monica Brashisars
December – The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham



Aug 02 2023


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pat O'Brien Community Center