Coffee, Books and More
Coffee, Books, and More…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. This book discussion meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room B at the Library. Books will be available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.
NOTE: December 20 – No Book discussed – Members’ Meeting
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Despite her own major achievements, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will ultimately push her to reconcile her desire for independence and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred in 1961 when he was 13, Frank Drum relates how he, his family, and his entire Minnesota community were rocked by a series of deaths in a single summer and challenged to find meaning and redemption in tragedy.
The Martian by Andy Weir
After a catastrophic storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watney is stranded. Determined to keep his sense of humor, Mark battles obstacle after obstacle in an effort to survive against all odds.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is 39, a mother of three, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse.
The story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants transformed him from a carefree young man into a charismatic World War II hero instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Marooned in a small farm town in Iowa, Sara starts a bookstore to honor her friend’s memory. As she shares the books she loves and her passion for reading, she makes some unconventional choices that could potentially force several secrets into the open, changing things for everyone.
The Testament by John Grisham
A lawyer searches the Brazilian jungle for a missionary doctor, the illegitimate daughter of an American tycoon. As he searches, the tycoon's legitimate children are back in New York, feverishly determined to prevent the inheritance that will be bequeathed to her.
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
Intertwined with the inspiration behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” are the experiences of a dedicated Boston teacher who, in the face of a somber season, finds inspiration and renewal at the church where she volunteers.
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman
A dramatic rescue-at-sea account traces the 1952 coast guard attempt to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent storm off the coast of Cape Cod, a mission recounted by first-hand survivors that describes the heroic undertakings of the teams aboard small crafts that came to their aid.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
In this internationally beloved debut, a curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with boisterous and well-meaning new neighbors.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.
The Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall
Set in Mussolini's Italy, architect Isabella Berotti is sitting at a café when a woman asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. After Isabella agrees, the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge. This tragic encounter is a catalyst for Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities.