Adult Book Discussion

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites Book CoverJanuary's Book: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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

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

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs Book CoverDecember's Book: Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

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

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

Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey, Margaret Powell's memoir of her time in service is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who, though she served in the great houses of England, never stopped aiming high.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Destroyer Angel Book CoverNovember's book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Monday, November 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 10th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common - a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, "What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?"

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

Destroyer Angel Book CoverOctober's book: Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

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

Tuesday, October 6th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

All is great on Anna Pigeon's camping trip until a group of heavily armed thugs abduct her friends and daughter. Now, with limited resources and no connection to the outside world, Anna must find a way to rescue them while braving the unforgiving North Woods weather.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

State of Wonder Book CoverSeptember's book: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

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

Tuesday, September 15th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an odyssey into the Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest’s jeweled canopy.

Long Man by Amy Greene

Long Man by Amy GreeneAugust's book: Long Man by Amy Greene

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

Tuesday, Augst 4th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

A gripping, wondrously evocative novel of a family in turmoil, set against the backdrop of real-life historical event—the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town, and a little girl goes missing.

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall

July's book: Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall

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

Tuesday, July 7th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

One day Carol Wall notices an African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening. Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

June's book: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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

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

Jess Walter returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet. Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962...and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

May's book: Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

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

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

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?

Casebook by Mona Simpson

April's book: Casebook by Mona Simpson

Due to the election, the April sessions have been moved to the second week of the month

Monday, April 13th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, April 14th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

An eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family uncovers instead what he least wants to know.