Millhopper Book Club

orange, red and yellow. fanned pages of a book. words-Millhopper Book Club

Come enjoy discussing newer fiction and nonfiction titles. We meet in-person on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We also have a live discussion via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. When we meet, we start by sharing books we’ve read recently, then discuss that month’s book.

book cover of "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn

In December, the Millhopper Book Club will be discussing, The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn. “In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death.

When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour. Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.Description provided by the publisher

The in-person discussion will be on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. There is no registration but space is limited to the first 20 attendees.

The Zoom discussion will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. *This will be our last book discussion on Zoom.


Upcoming titles:

Jan: Nightwork by Nora Roberts

Feb: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Mar: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Previous titles:

Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

The Maid by Nita Prose


Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.

By BethN on November 18, 2022