Book Chat at Caribou Book Discussion
Due to the unexpected closing of Caribou Coffee in downtown Mount Prospect, Book Chat will be relocating. Join us for the May 13 discussion at the Main Library. Future discussions will be at a TBD location.
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 Monday at 7 p.m., approximately every six weeks. Limited copies of the book are available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk six weeks prior to the discussion.
11/22/63 by Stephen King
On November 22, 1963, three shots changed the world, but what if it never happened? Jake Epping is a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insanely impossible mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
An Indian request in 1854 for 1,000 white brides to ensure peace is secretly approved by the U.S. government in this alternate-history novel. Their journey West is described by May Dodd, a high-society woman released from an asylum where she was incarcerated by her family for an affair.
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter forced to live under armed protection.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
One of the world’s most famous ghost stories, the tale is told mostly through the journal of a governess and depicts her struggle to save her two young charges from the demonic influence of the eerie apparitions of two former servants in the household.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar leads an idyllic life with his parents on their dog breeding farm in remote Wisconsin. When Edgar is forced to flee after the sudden death of his father, he must fight for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.