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.
2013 Book Schedule
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Louis Comfort Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans–a decision that protects him from strikes by the all-male union–but refuses to employ women who are married. Lucky for him, Clara Driscoll’s romantic misfortunes insure that she can continue to craft the jewel-toned glass windows and lamps that catch both her eye and her imagination.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
In a remarkable work of narrative nonfiction, the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany works to acclimate to an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo chief Rudolf Diels.
The Confession by John Grisham
When Travis Boyette is paroled because of an inoperable brain tumor, he decides to do the right thing and tell police about a crime he committed, one for which another man is about to be executed.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Captivated by the charismatic Ernest Hemingway, Hadley soon finds herself married and living in Paris. There she makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a brave young woman who endures poverty and loneliness to support her husband’s career.
Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski
Struggling to start over after both a failed relationship and her son’s entry into drug rehab, Lucy Bloom tackles a challenging job clearing the cluttered home of a reclusive artist and hoarder who hides an astonishing secret.
Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
Losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident only to be informed that she must leave her comfortable Upper West Side home, Emily learns disturbing truths about her late husband’s true character and embarks on a journey for answers in the company of a scruffy little dog.
No book discussed – Members’ Meeting