Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

“In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” This is the opening line of Michael Ondaatje’s haunting new novel, Warlight.

The story follows the lives of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel


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Adult Book Discussion: The Dry

Monday, December 03, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, December 04, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Dry by Jane Harper.

In the grip of drought, a community is facing life and death choices …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Story of Arthur Truluv

Monday, November 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose …


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Adult Book Discussion: Nomadland

Monday, October 01, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Nomadland by Jessica Bruder.

Finding that social security comes up short, older Americans have taken to the road …


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Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Freedom takes many forms in Mira T. Lee’s debut novel. Miranda’s pregnant mother was an immigrant from China when she journeyed to America to give her family a better life. When she dies, Miranda assumes the role of mother to


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Adult Book Discussion: The Black Hour

Monday, September 10, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day.

For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic–until a …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Guineveres

Monday, August 06, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, August 07, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Guineveres by Sarah Domet.

To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything. The girls are …


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Adult Book Discussion: Our Souls at Night

Monday, June 04, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, June 05, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Addie’s husband died years ago, as did Louis’ wife. His daughter …


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Adult Book Discussion: Driving Miss Norma

Monday, May 07, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, May 08, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt.

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to …


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Adult Book Discussion: Big Little Lies

Monday, April 02, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, April 03, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty.

A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that …


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Adult Book Discussion: The Breakdown

Monday, March 05, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, March 06, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Breakdown by B.A. Paris.

Cass has been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if …


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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter’s debut novel belongs to the growing number of novels currently referred to as cli-fi (climate fiction).

As the story opens, we meet an unnamed narrator giving birth to her first child, Zeb, known afterwards only as Z. Days


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Adult Book Club: The German Girl

Monday, February 05, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday, February 06, 2:00 – 2:30 PM

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, …


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Book Club: The Readymade Thief

Monday, December 04, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose.

Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge with a group of runaways …


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Book Club: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, November 06, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father’s romantic and her mother’s practical nature, struggles to survive …


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Book Club: The Devil in the White City

Monday, October 02, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer, …


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The Underworld by Kevin Canty

Kevin Canty’s new book is a fictionalized account of the 1972 silver mine fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho. Ninety-one miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning making it the second-deadliest mining accident in U. S. history. The novel follows


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Book Club: The Passenger

Monday, September 11, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, …


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Book Club: Commonwealth

Monday, August 07, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

One Sunday afternoon, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, …


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Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton

Monday, July 10, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom …


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