Food for Thought
Food for Thought Book Discussion
Led by Mount Prospect Public Library Readers’ Advisors, the Food for Thought Book Discussions will give you food for thought all year! Food for Thought selections offer a variety of books ranging from classics to non-fiction to popular fiction. This book discussion meets on the first Wednesday of each month in Meeting Room B in two sessions: Session 1 meets from noon-1 p.m. and Session 2 meets from 2-3 p.m. Books will be available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. The author of What Alice Forgot spins a dark satire of ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
From the bestselling author of The Red Tent comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship, and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
An unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
When Charleston debutante Sarah is given ownership of ten-year-old handmaid Handful on her eleventh birthday, it marks the beginning of a thirty-five-year complex journey as each strives to establish a meaningful life on her own terms.
The Martian by Andy Weir
After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Determined to keep his sense of humor, Mark battles obstacle after obstacle in an effort to survive against all odds.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Merging the practical with the inspirational, a world-renown Japanese cleaning consultant details her revolutionary method for simplifying, organizing, and storing and encourages the calm, motivated mindset a tidy home can inspire.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carla Brunt
After losing her beloved uncle to AIDS in 1987, fourteen-year-old June feels more isolated than ever. When she makes an unlikely friend, a moving story of love, grief, and renewal reveals that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.
Small Blessings by Martha Woodruff
In an inspiring tale of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman at the bookshop, and the ten-year-old son he never knew he had, this comedy of manners reminds us that sometimes, when it feels like life has veered irrevocably off track, the track shifts in ways we never can have imagined.
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.