Adult Book Discussion

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

March's book: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Monday, March 2nd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Fiona Maye, a family court judge presides over an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, refuses life-saving medical treatment for religious reasons, stirring long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy.

The Painter by Peter Heller

February's book: The Painter by Peter Heller

(Due to inclement weather, the Monday night book club has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled)

Monday, February 2nd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In the wake of tragedy, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

December's book: The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

Meeting dates:

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But when two soldiers  arrive at the villa the bucolic tranquility is shattered.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

November's book: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Meeting dates:

Monday, November 10th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In the summer of 1876, French burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon risks everything to bring her best friend's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. 

The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley

October's book: The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley

Meeting dates:

Monday, October 6th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 7th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

The Man in My Basement tells the story of Charles Blakey, a young man who can't find a job, drinks too much, and, worst of all, stands to lose the beautiful home that has belonged to his family for generations. But his fortunes take an odd turn when a stranger offers nearly $50,000 to rent the basement.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Augut's book: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Meeting dates:

Monday, August 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 5th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Set in both India and America, The Lowland is tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death.

The Yellow Birds

July's book: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

Meeting dates:

Monday, July 7th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, July 8th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger.