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The Armchair Traveler Book Group

Armchair Traveler Book Club 

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am at the Walteria Library





The Last Chinese Chef

by Nicole Mones

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

A recently widowed American food writer discovers a paternity claim has been filed in China against his estate.  She's assigned to go to China to interview a half American, half Chinese chef and investigates the claim against her husband, with an unexpected outcome.

Remarkable Creatures

by Tracy Chevalier

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 am


When Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton in the cliffs, she creates a furor among the religious leaders, town gossips, and scientific community in Georgian England.  In this historical novel, Mary finds friendship and support from an unlikely source, prickly fossil hunter Elizabeth Philpot.

India Becoming

by Akash Kapur

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

A portrait of incredible change and economic development, of social and national transformation, told through the lives of individuals in modern India.



A Partial History of Lost Causes

by Jennifer DuBois

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

How does one proceed in a chess game -- and in real life -- when one knows it's a lost cause?  Irina travels to Russia to locate a chess champion and find an answer to her deceased father's letters.



Tales of a Female Nomad

by Rita Gelman

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

True story of a woman who sold her possessions to travel to remote places around the world.