LBPH VIP Book Club

VIP Book Club

Three people sit at a table reading notes during VIP book club meeting










Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources’ Visually Impaired Program and the library present the VIP Book Club. This book discussion group meets regularly on the 2nd Friday of each month. Check back at the beginning of each month to see what book the group will be discussing, happening in the group and a Triangle Reads article.

This Month's Book Pick

The Pardon

By James Grippando

Book number: DB041625

June 2017's VIP Book Club pick is The Pardon by James Grippando. Attorney Jack Swyteck pleads with his estranged father, the governor of Florida, to pardon a man scheduled to die that morning. The senior Swyteck refuses, because Jack won't reveal who proved to him that the prisoner was innocent. Two years later, the governor is paying a blackmailer for silence about the execution, and Jack is framed for murder.

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To see previous Book Picks, check out the VIP Book Pick Archive.

About the Club

What's Happening with VIP Book Group this month

Here's what's in store for this month's group topic. Josh Berkov, our collection's librarian, will lead the discussion of the book The Pardon by James Grippando. Check out Josh's review on his own blog, Berkov's Bookshelf. It has a nice overview. Josh regularly adds his own picks to this blog. It's also a worthwhile read.

Triangle Reads Article

Time traveling to meet Jane Austen - a Triangle Reads article

A dark blue book cover with a woman with her back to us looks up at a swirling star pattern and the words within it say from the top Kathleen A Flynn, The Jane Austen Project










In Kathleen Flynn’s debut novel “The Jane Austen Project,” two travelers from the future go back to 19th-century England to recover a batch of Austen’s letters and one of her manuscripts. Flynn is enough of an Austen fan to be a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. But this fun-to-read novel is too well-written to be labeled fan fiction; and it’s neither science fiction nor an attempt to mimic Austen’s writing...

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