Our Current Book Club Pick
by Lisa See
Our next HPB Book Club pick is a beautiful, thoughtful novel that illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. It is a story of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them, introducing readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of a small Korean island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.Buy a Copy Online
"What I think we can learn from the haenyeo is that no matter what tragedies or struggles we face, we must continue on for ourselves, for our families, and for the larger society that we’re a part of."
— Lisa See
Author Event with Lisa See
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Time: 7 PM
Location: HPB Flagship Dallas, TX
Meet New York Times bestselling author Lisa See at your Dallas Flagship HPB on Thursday, March 26th at 7 p.m. Lisa will discuss and sign her most recent book, The Island of Sea Women, the HPB Book Club pick for March and April 2020.
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New HPB Book Club Picks are announced in January, March, May, July, September and November. Check back soon for our next pick!
Past Book Club Picks
Apr/May 2017Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Feb/Mar 2017Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday enjoys her volunteer work at the French consulate and the new relationship she has begun with a handsome French actor, but her life is thrown into turmoil when Germany invades Poland and the man she loves returns to France. Polish teenager Kasia Kuzerick resents the Germans who have overtaken her hometown and begins to work for the underground when the unthinkable happens and she ends up in the German concentration camp Ravensbrück. German doctor Herta Oberhausen accepts a position at Ravensbrück concentration camp in order to practice actual medicine, as under the Nazi government women are not encouraged to work out of the home. However the atrocities that occur in the camp will change her forever. Martha Hall Kelly’s debut novel, Lilac Girls weaves together the stories of these three women and keeps readers transfixed until the end.
Oct/Nov 2016The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Recently divorced alcoholic Rachel Watson fantasizes about the seemingly perfect couple she sees as she rides the train past her old neighborhood, where her ex-husband and his new family still live. Then one morning Rachel wakes up with a bad hangover and no memory of what happened the night before when the woman from the perfect couple disappeared. Paula Hawkins debut novel, The Girl on the Train is an addictive, HItchcockian thriller that explores how well we know others and how well we know ourselves.
Aug/Sep 2016A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Ove would never call himself cranky; he just sees that there is right and wrong in the world: He’s right, and everyone else is wrong. That may be why most of his neighbors call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” However, when an accident prone man, his pregnant wife and two children move in next door, Ove is forced to step out of his comfort zone and engage in the world around him, eventually banning together with his neighbors to save one of their own. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman brings together an interesting cast of characters and challenges the way we look at our neighbors.
Jun/Jul 2016Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Before Will Traynor’s accident, he had lived a large and adventurous life, but since becoming bound to a wheelchair, he has hardly left the renovated stables his parents fixed up for his use. Before Louisa Clark went to work for the Traynors, she had been a gregarious waitress who loved working with people, and had never left the security of her hometown. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes brings together two very different people whose lives are changed as barriers are broken, secrets are revealed and a very special relationship emerges.