Book Chat – Book Discussion
The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. Book Chat meets approximately every six weeks on Monday at 7 p.m. in either Meeting Room B or Room 168. Please check at the Registration desk for the current location. Limited copies of the book are available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk up to six weeks prior to the discussion.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The story of an almost love affair between a young Italian innkeeper and a beautiful American starlet in 1962 begins anew when an elderly man shows up on a movie studio's back lot, searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testified against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and is forced to admit that her story might not have been as certain as she claimed. From the writer of Gone Girl.
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Milo Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.