Book Club Suggestions
We just finished another successful Readers' Round Table discussion and have even more patron favorites to share!
The Rathbones by Janice Clark (Coming August 2013)
Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemirovsky
The Art of Hearing Heatbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Readers’ Round Table met in late June to discuss favorite reads and recommendations. This literary discussion group will meet again in the library’s meeting room at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th. The group is open to everyone, and we hope that you can join us!
Here are some recommendations from the last meeting:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
In this moving coming-of-age story, introspective June Elbus is only understood by one person in the entire world, her Uncle Finn, a free-spirited artist. But when he dies of AIDS, a new and misunderstood illness in 1987, June plummets into an emotional darkness, unreachable even by her older sister Greta, desperate to recreate the friendship they had before Finn.
This deeply affecting novel, written by an Iraq war veteran (and recent M.F.A. graduate in poetry), is the distressing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive, and one of the soldiers returning home only to find that the war continues in his head.
The Yellow Birds is an insightful, personal, and moving novel. It helped me understand, on an emotional level, the traumatic experiences that face the young men and women who have gone to war.
The wait is almost over! Popular book discussion leader Judy Levin will be returning to the Highland Park Public Library this spring for a three book discussion series. Multiple copies of each title will be available for check-out prior to the discussion, so come prepared to talk!
March 13, 1 PM: "Await Your Reply" by Dan Chaon
April 10, 1PM: "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown
Our ever-popular Book Club Collection has gotten a makeover! A few less relevant titles have been cycled back out into our general fiction and non-fiction collections, and we have added four new titles for your consideration. These books, as always, are challenging, literary, and fascinating, chosen with an eye toward "discussability" as well as leisure reading pleasure. We hope you'll check them out! (Pun intended, by the way.)
Brown, Eleanor. The Weird Sisters