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.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
The men of Alpha Company battle not only the enemy, but also isolation, loneliness, rage, and
fear. They miss their families and their lives back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness
for strangers and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of
the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it
reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria is unable to get close to anyone, and
her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. When she’s forced to
confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything
for a second chance at happiness.
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
A tale inspired by a true story finds the blind Homer Collyer closeted within a once-grand Fifth
Avenue mansion with his damaged brother and remembering a life marked by colorful
characters, political events, and technological achievements.
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few
years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow,
and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys
and the journey of a generation.
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada
presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker’s wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a
medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht
Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, young physician Natalia
becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for a vagabond who claimed to be
immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man,
would go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the
extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife.