Friends of MPPL Evening Discussion

The Friends of the Library Book Discussion

The Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library book discussion group is led by Laura Luteri and meets the third Wednesday of each month in Meeting Room B at the Library at 7:30 p.m. Books are available one month prior to the discussion.

Friends Book Discussion Schedule 2018

March 21

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

From the best-selling author of The Red Thread comes the atmospheric intertwining stories of an obituary writer searching for her missing lover at the turn of the 20th century and a woman considering leaving her loveless marriage in 1963.

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April 18

The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick

Targeted by a disabled former spy for the Crown who wrongly believes she is blackmailing his sister, Beatrice Lockwood offers her assistance in tracking down the real culprit and eventually falls for the spy only to find herself hunted by a mad scientist who would resurrect a dead lover.

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May 16

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Philadelphia socialite Maddie ventures to World War II-era Scotland with her husband and their best friend in order to redeem their names and their fortune by hunting for the elusive Loch Ness monster. Often left on her own, she begins a uniquely personal journey.

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June 20

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

This sweeping novel takes readers across three generations of the Whitshanks to unravel their shared stories, long-held secrets and all the unguarded, richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.

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July 18

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Now it is 1987, and she has returned to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.

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August 15

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

A shocking series of crimes in which many members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation were dying untimely and suspicious deaths are revisited in this gripping multi-layered narrative set in 1920s Oklahoma.

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September 19

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting, this recently discovered novel by the author of Jurassic Park follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each other’s careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars.

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October 17

Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

After a miraculous cure from death, Bibi Blair becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Little does she know she is embarking on the trail of sinister mysteries and plunging into a world of conspiracy.

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November 21

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

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December 19

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Sookie Poole is looking forward to relaxing after marrying off the last of her three daughters, but the discovery of a shocking secret about her mother's past suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

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