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Join us to discuss November’s Book – House of Cotton by Monica Brashears
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 the month’s read 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.
December’s Book:The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the story until the stunning conclusion.
For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.
Book Club Monthly Reading Schedule
November – House of Cotton by Monica Brashears
December – The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
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