Ocean Reef Art League
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Art League Book Club


My Name is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
Wednesday, November 16
4:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
During a prolonged hospital stay, Lucy is paid a surprise visit from her long estranged mother.
While they carry on guarded conversations over the course of a few days about Lucy’s childhood and
hometown gossip, there are underlying tensions and longings on Lucy’s part that have informed every aspect of her life: her
escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage and her love for her children. Told in the narrative
of Lucy herself, it is an unforgettable story.
Facilitated by Jane Henley MA/LMFT

Scorpio’s Kiss
by M.C. Domovitch
Wednesday, December 14
4:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
Written by Ocean Reef author Monique Domovitch, this book is a compiling of two of her novels, Scorpio Rising and
The Sting of Scorpio.
The tale is a spell binding take of passion, ambition, and greed. Set in Paris and New York, the story spans from the
early forties to the late eighties . A story that takes the reader on an emotional journey through the tumultuous lives of two
flawed but driven characters. The chapters alternate between the two main characters living on opposite sides of the world
yet destined to meet. It is a compelling tale filled with finely etched characters and superb understanding of the power of ambition. This book
is sure to resonate with all who once had a dream.
Facilitated by the author M.C. Domovitch

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of AmericanLiberty
by Eric Metaxas
Wednesday, January 18
4:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
Part history and part rousing call to arms, this book is steeped in critical analysis of our founding fathers’ original intentions
for America. In 1787, when the constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had
given the American people. “A republic,” he shot back, “if you can keep it.” More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines
what that means and how we are doing on that score.
Facilitated by Rev. Robert Henley

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
by Joby Warrick
Wednesday, February 15
4:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
The author traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting
aid of two American Presidents. Drawing on unique high level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrwick weaves gripping moment-by-
moment operational details with the perspective of diplomats, spies, generals and heads of state, many whom foresaw a menace
worse than al-Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. A brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most
dangerous and extremist threat.
Facilitated by Judge Bonnie Rippingille Schoedinger

Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng
Wednesday, March 15
4:30pm | Studio 5 & 6
Exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in Ohio during the 1970s.
Lydia is the favorite child and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.
When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, sending
them into chaos. A moving story of family secrets and longing. This novel uncovers the way families struggle all their lives to understand one
another.
Facilitated by Betsy Skudder
2016-2017