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 2017

October 4

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger. Resolving to save her friend, she discovers clues that seem only to lead her deeper into her own past, to the unsolved disappearance of her sister after WWII.

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November 1

Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris

Vianne Rochet, known for near-magical skills with chocolate, returns to the rural French village of Lansquenet and discovers a large Muslim population has grown. Tensions between cultures reach a boiling point when the resident priest is accused of a hate crime, and it will take an outsider to show the two communities how alike they really are.

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December 6

$2.00 a Day by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

Edin and Shaefer tell the stories of eight families who live on what is almost unimaginable, an income that falls below the World Bank definition of poverty in the developing world. This revelatory assessment of poverty in America examines the survival methods employed by households with virtually no income to illuminate disturbing trends in low-wage labor and income inequality.

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