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 16, 2015 – No book discussed – Members’ Meeting
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years – a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
From the teacup to the jet engine, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, our lives are overflowing with materials. This compendium of astounding histories and scientific breakthroughs is full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives.
The Absolutist by John Boyne
Recalling his time in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I, Tristan Sadler describes both the details of what to him became a senseless war and an intense friendship with a man that brought Tristan a mix of happiness and unbearable pain.
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Traveling to Civil War-era Washington, D.C. to tend wounded soldiers, headstrong midwife Mary pursues her dream of becoming a surgeon against all odds as she receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother's pleas for her to return home.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who's particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her to question her beliefs--and to wonder if his request would be murder or justice.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Doerr illuminates the ways people try to be good to one another even in the harshest of circumstances by deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl who must flee her home when the Nazis occupy Paris, and Werner, a German orphan admitted to a brutal academy for Hitler Youth.