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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. Registration is required. Books will be available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk. Attendees must be registered in order to claim a book.

Food for Thought 2014 Schedule

What Alice Forgot

September 3

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is 39, a mother of three, and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse and whether it’s possible to start over.

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Moloka’i

October 1

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Rachel Kalama is a normal, spirited 7-year-old, until the day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end, but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.

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And the Mountains Echoed

November 5

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

A multi-generational novel which begins with two motherless siblings in an Afghan village and crosses continents to explore the many ways in which family members love, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another, as well as how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us at the times that matter most.

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The Light Between Oceans

December 3

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.

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