Adult Book Discussion

Adult Book Discussion Group

Eisenhower's Adult Book Discussion group meets the first Monday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and the following Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Wide ranging book choices and discussions will keep you excited and energized about reading. Copies of each month's book are available in regular, large type, audio and eBook formats at the Library Services Desk.

Want more? Take a look at our list of previous titles and our blog below for upcoming books.

The Wonder

Monday, April 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle, a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately a month before our discussion.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Monday, April 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Mari Kondo. 

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately a month before our discussion.

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Leaving Lucy Pear

Monday, March 6, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon.

In 1917 Beatrice sneaks out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea returns to her uncle’s house, seeking refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately a month before our discussion.

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

The WidowFebruary's book: Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

Monday, January 6th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

How far would you go to save your child? Would you quit your job, sell your house, and move to an off-the-grid family camp run by a charismatic leader who purports to be an expert on curing special needs children?

The Widow

The WidowJanuary's book: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Monday, January th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now he’s dead and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.

Saving Simon by Jon Katz

Saving Simon Book CoverDecember's book: Saving Simon by Jon Katz

Monday, December 5th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him. Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm. But the moment he saw the Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Jon and Maria decided to take him in.

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Excellent Lombards Book CoverNovember's book: The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Monday, November 14th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Frankie Lombard loves her family's apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days with her brother William and her cousin Amanda and  tending the orchard with her father, Frankie wishes the rhythm of life could continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the fact that some family members stay on the farm and others leave. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing her idyllic life, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Finding Jake Book CoverOctober's book: Finding Jake  by Bryan Reardon

Monday, October 3rd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

While his wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn't. He's seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school.

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