Adult Book Discussion

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.

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance Book CoverAugust's book: This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison

Monday, August 1st, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

With her husband of fifty-five years now in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an Alaskan cruise that her husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey into Harriet’s past.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes Book CoverJuly's Book: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Monday, July 11th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 12th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Frank's mother has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works. Yet Malachy--exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling--does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story.

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Save Me Book CoverMay's Book: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline.

Monday, May 2nd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Nobody could have foreseen what would happen when Rose volunteered as a lunch mom at her daughter’s school. She just wants to keep a discreet eye on her daughter, Melly, a child born with a facial birthmark that has become her own personal bull’s-eye. Melly has been targeted by the mean girl and gets bullied every day, placing Rose in a no-win position familiar to parents everywhere.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman Book CoverApril's Book: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Monday, April 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 5th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, "Scout" from To Kill A Mockingbird returns home to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her.

Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

Delancey Book CoverMarch's Book: Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

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

Tuesday, March 8th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

When Molly married Brandon, he was a composer with a handful of offbeat interests. So when he decided to open a restaurant, Molly was supportive—but didn't think he would do it. Before she knew it, he’d signed a lease, the restaurant was a reality, and all of Molly’s assumptions about her marriage were about to change.

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

The Red Garden Book CoverFebruary's Book: The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Monday, February 1st, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In exquisite prose, Alice Hoffman offers a glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions.