The Cherry Cola Book Club
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2013
Duration: 7 hours 42 minutes
Set in a small town in Mississippi, The Cherry Cola Book Club is the touching and sometimes hilarious story of a young, upbeat librarian who has been given an ultimatum to increase the library's circulation dramatically-or risk having to close its doors.
Maura doesn't just start a book club; she gets involved in unique and unexpected ways with her library patrons. She entertains and advises them, she has potluck dinners, and life in the town begins to imitate art. The patrons begin to relate their own lives to the work of writers like Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee. In moving and personal ways, Maura helps them deal with such subjects as long-lost love and a brush with death, offering advice on nearly everything-including romance. No topic is off limits. Along the way, Maura raises the profile of the library-but will it be enough?
"For anyone who has ever believed in the power of a good book, Ashton Lee's charming novel of a small Southern town with a flavorful plan to save its precious but woefully underfunded library will have you cheering from the start. Clever, sassy, and as tasty as an icebox pie, The Cherry Cola Book Club is a rare treat. Community activism has never been more delicious-or more fun."-Erika Marks, author of Little Gale Gumbo and The Mermaid Collector