Coffee, Books, and More…Book Discussion
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 on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room B at the Library. Books will be available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.
Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
Struggling artist Claude Monet’s life was irrevocably changed when he met the beautiful and mysterious Camille Doncieux. Through years of painting, misunderstanding, and love, they carve out a life together, but can Camille ever escape her past?
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
When 3-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting was the story that emerged in the months that followed, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.
Inferno by Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most mysterious literary masterpieces – Dante’s Inferno. Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father’s romantic and her mother’s practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
After the horror of World War I, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his new job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island with no residents aside from him and his wife Isabel. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire.
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937 – 1948 by Madeleine Albright
The former Secretary of State paints a portrait of her early life, during which she witnessed the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Holocaust, the defeat of fascism, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
A memoir of growing up female in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, Feldman describes the strict rules that governed her life, her arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son – which led to her plan to forge her own path in life.
The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
Forging a friendship at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean meet regularly at the first diner owned by black proprietors in their Indiana city and are watched throughout the years by a big-hearted man who observes their struggles with school, marriage, parenthood and beyond.