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Island City Book Club
book cover imageThe Island City Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the library on the third Wednesday of each month. Join us on August 19 for a discussion of Clara and Mr. Tiffany, Susan Vreeland's historical novel about Clara Wolcott Driscoll and her employer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Clara is the heretofore unrecognized designer of Tiffany & Co.'s popular leaded-glass lampshades, which made Mr. Tiffany a household name in American decorative arts.

Learn more about our August selection at the author's website.

Read reviews from The Washington Post, Library Journal, and others.

Visit the New York Historical Society's exhibit page for A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls.

Read "Tiffany Studios Designers" at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art webpage.

Listen to an interview with the author on NPR, January 9, 2011: 'Clara and Mr. Tiffany': A Brightly Colored Story

Plan ahead to join the Island City Book Club for discussion of these selections:

  • September 16: The Art of Racing in the Rain / Garth Stein
  • October 21: The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • November 18: The Rosie Effect / Graeme Simsion

Past book club selections include the following works: 

  • The Housemaid's Daughter / Barbara Mutch
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry / Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Art Forger / B. A. Shapiro
  • Stiltsville / Susanna Daniel
  • No Regrets, Coyote / John Dufresne
    • Author John Dufresne graciously attended the Island City Book Club meeting on March 19, 2015.
  • The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles / Katherine Pancol
  • D.V. / Diana Vreeland
  • Deck the Halls / Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
  • The Invention of Wings / Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Walk Across the Sun / Corban Addison
  • Making Rounds with Oscar: the Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat / David Dosa
  • The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
  • True Blue / David Baldacci
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion / Fannie Flagg
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad / Debra Dean
  • A Thousand Acres / Jane Smiley
  • The Bonesetter's Daughter / Amy Tan
  • Defending Jacob / William Landay
  • Leela's Book / Alice Albinia
  • The History of Love / Nicole Krauss
  • Suite Française / Irène Némirovsky
  • The Shoemaker’s Wife / Adriana Trigiani
  • Flight Behavior / Barbara Kingsolver
  • Cutting for Stone / Abraham Verghese
  • My Beloved World / Sonia Sotomayor
  • Tender is the Night / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Killing Mister Watson / Peter Matthiessen
  • A Week in Winter / Maeve Binchy
  • Swamplandia! / Karen Russell

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

Please visit us or contact the Public Library of Wilton Manors at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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