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Friends of the Library Book Discussion
A book discussion will take place at 6:00PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Jan-Romero Stevens Community Room, Main Library. The public is welcome. Information on the books and authors to be discussed appear below. For more information on book availability, call the information desk at 928-213-2330.
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions, but for Victoria Jones it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system Victoria is now eighteen and emancipated. With nowhere to go she sleeps in a public park where she plants her own small garden. When a local florist discovers her talents Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through flowers.