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.

Food for Thought Book Discussion Schedule 2016

June 1

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.

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July 6

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.

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August 3

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.

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September 7

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.

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October 5

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.

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November 2

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.

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December 7

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.

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