Adult Book Discussion

Gone Girl

May's book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Meeting dates:

Monday, May 5th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, May 6th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Marriage can be a real killer. New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this compelling masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.

The Returned

April's book: The Returned by Jason Mott

Meeting dates:

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

All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end.

Fever by Mary Beth Keane

Fever by Mary Bethe KeaneFebruary's book: Fever by Mary Beth Keane

Meeting dates:

Monday, February 3rd, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 4th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

On the eve of the twentieth century, Mary Mallon emigrated from Ireland to make her way in New York City. Canny and enterprising, she worked her way to the Castle Garden kitchen, and discovered in herself the true talent of a chef. Then one determined medical engineer noticed that she left a trail of disease wherever she cooked.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

boat on open water with dark blue foreboding clouds.December's book: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Meeting dates:

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

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

black tree with monkey hanging out of it over a yellow backgroundNovember's book: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Meeting dates:

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

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

October's book: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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

As part of our One Book, One Community program, pick up your free copy of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells and experience one of literature's first great science fiction stories together with the entire Eisenhower Community.

If you can't make it to one of our regular scheduled book discussions, sign up for one of our bonus discussions on October 10th, 12th or 13th, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, and don't forget to participate in the rest of our One Book, One Community events.

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

September's book: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Meeting dates:
Monday, September 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and traveling into Egypt to join the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American.
Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family’s history, uncovering a story of love, loss—and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

August's book: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Meeting dates:
Monday, August 5th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 6th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.