Event Details

Location: Atlanta, GA

Please mark your calendars for our next book club meeting to be held on Sunday, July 22nd from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (Cornell Alumni Owned and Operated Establishment). The Address: 270 Peachtree St NW, 100, Atlanta, GA 30303

Space is limited to 13 attendees.

Participation fee is $10.  Please pay and register via the link provided above.  If you’re interested in having a full meal a menu will be available for ordering and separate checks will be accommodated.

Cornell & Friends Book Club – Summer 2018 Meeting Agenda

2:00 p.m. Grab Food/Drink & Comfortable Seat!

2:15 p.m. Introductions/ Host: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Overview

2:30 p.m. Selected Book Discussion – The Outsider by Stephen King

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

3:30 p.m. Author Reading – Cornell Alumna and Author Barb Warner Deane comes from the small town of Watkins Glen, NY. On The Homefront was inspired by a trip to Normandy, France, and travel to many historical sites and museums. After giving up the practice of law, Barb has worked mostly as a mom, but also as a paralegal, bookstore owner, book merchandiser, travel writer, proofreader, writing consultant, high school library media guru, and IT tech specialist.  In addition to writing, Barb is a genealogy and WWII buff, loves to read, is a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory and Harry Potter, and is crazy for both U.S. and international travel. Now that she and her husband are empty-nesters, she’s making plans to expand on her list of having visited 47 states and 37 countries on 6 continents.  Click here for our guest author’s website.

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Any questions, please reach out to moniquawilliamsatl@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.