2nd Tuesday Book Club

2nd Tuesday Book Club


2nd Tuesday Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book the group has chosen a few months in advance.  New members are always welcome.

Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room and over Zoom. Please email Azar.Katouzian@escondidolibrary.org for more information.

Upcoming Titles


December 13, 2022   Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
December 13, 2022

 December 13, 2022   Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away.

Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

Previous Book Club Picks

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2023 Book Schedule

*List is subject to change.

January 10, 2023
Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

February 14, 2023
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

March 14, 2023
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

April 11, 2023
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

May 9, 2023
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

June 13, 2023
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane

July 11, 2023
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

August 8, 2023
Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond

September 12, 2023
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

October 10, 2023
One Book, One San Diego Pick

November 14, 2023
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

December 12, 2023
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge