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Friends of MPPL Evening Discussion

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.

Friends Book Discussion Schedule 2015

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

July 15

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne

A satirical tale about America's obsession with fame follows preadolescent pop idol Jonny Valentine, who hides the bitterness and innocence of a child who feels manufactured by his Los Angeles label and hard-partying manager mother.

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The Sun Also Rises

August 19

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s first bestselling novel is a poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, as evidenced in the journey of one group of expatriates from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain.

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

September 16

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

Exiled to an equestrienne boarding school in the South at the height of the Great Depression for her mysterious role in a family tragedy, strong-willed teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while acclimating to the school's strict environment.

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Orphan Train

October 21

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

A captivating story of an unexpected friendship between two very different women: 91-year-old Vivian, who has a hidden past as an orphan-train rider, and Molly, a teenager whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

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A Fierce Radiance

November 18

A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

In the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, Life magazine reporter Clara Shipley finds herself on top of one of the nation's most important stories: the race to discover penicillin at the Rockefeller Institute. When a researcher dies under suspicious circumstances, Claire will put herself at the center of danger to find a killer.

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Gone Girl

December 16

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

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