​​​​5:30pm

2nd Wednesday of each Month

Fireside Room

​All ages are welcome, and you do not need to have finished the book to participate!

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The Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library
BOOK SALE

Fundraising Event​​

The Friends group sponsors special events as well as ongoing activities. We invite you to join in some or all of these activities:


Book Sale

Book Club


​Please see a link to the full schedule at the bottom of the page.

Pearl Avenue Branch Library

4270 Pearl Avenue

​San Jose, CA 95136

408-808-3053

ACTIVITIES

Friends of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library

November: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries


Set in 1920s Ceylon, a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbors treacherous, and there are clues to the past - a dusty trunk of dresses, an overgrown gravestone in the grounds - that her husband refuses to discuss. Just as Gwen finds her feet, disaster strikes. She faces a terrible choice, hiding the truth from almost everyone, but a secret this big can't stay buried forever. 


http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/discussion-guide/540479/the-tea-planters-wife/ 

November 3, 2018
10am-3pm      $5 Bag Sale 2-3pm

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Book Club

October: The Missing Kennedy:  Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff


In this insightful and poignant memoir, based in part on Sister Paulus’ private notes and augmented by nearly one-hundred never-before-seen photos, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff recalls the many happy and memorable times spent with the "missing Kennedy." Based on independent research and interviews with the Shriver family, she tries to come to grips with Joseph Kennedy’s well-intended decision to submit her eldest daughter to a still experimental medical procedure, and his later decision to keep Rosie almost entirely out of public view. She looks at the many parallels between Rosie’s post-operative life, her own, and those of the two families. And, most important, she traces how, entirely because of Rosie, the Kennedy and Shriver families embarked on an exceedingly consequential campaign advancing the cause of the developmentally disabled―a campaign that continues to this day.


http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/non-fiction/10224-missing-kennedy-pentacoff?start=3

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December: No Meeting