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The Book Group at El Retiro Library

City of Torrance El Retiro Library 126 Vista del Parque Redondo Beach 90277 310 375-0922 M-Th 11:00-9:00; Sat 10:00-5:00

For a list of previous selections, click here.

El Retiro Book Group
Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A story that explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another: and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.


The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.


Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and their epic quest for gold at the1936  Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.


All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station in 1943, during the WWII years.

  The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Six individuals pursue respective challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers.
  An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rescuing a neglected Siberian husky with whom she forges a deep and loving bond, Rosalie finds herself immersed in rural Wisconsin's competitive dogsled racing circles, where she learns the sport's tragic ties to the deaths and losses of Siberia's husky-loving Chukchi culture.
  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code (on fans) as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
  Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Tuesday October 6, 2015

Having achieved early success, Rebecca, now 60, finds herself on fame and fortune's flip side. She has been forced to give up her perfect Manhattan apartment for a paltry upstate cabin with marauding raccoons, stray dogs, and trigger-happy hunters. She still has her camera, and soon finds inspiration for new work in unexpected places.
  Invention of Wings  by Sue Monk Kidd

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The story follows a Charleston slave and the daughter of a wealthy family over 35 years.

Faith: a novel by  Jennifer Haigh

Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015

When her older brother, a Catholic priest, finds himself at the center of a scandal, Sheila McGann, estranged from her family for years returns to Boston, ready to fight for him and his reputation.

For more information,contact the El Retiro Library 126 Vista del Parque, Redondo Beach