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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.

2014 Friends Book Schedule

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

May 21

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose bites into a homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift – she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. Rose’s realization that she tastes her mother’s despair leads to the uncovering of family secrets.

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Keepsake

June 18

Keepsake by Kristina Riggle

When Child Protective Services comes calling, Trish is forced to realize she’s a hoarder. As Trish and her meticulous, perfect sister work to make Trish’s home livable, two very different sisters uncover more than piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.

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Kane and Abel

July 16

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

William Lowell Kane, a millionaire financier, and Abel Rosnovski, a Polish immigrant and head of a hotel empire, play out their intense personal hatred for each other until its inevitable and ironic conclusion.

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The Likeness

August 20

The Likeness by Tana French

An urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. In a disturbing tale of shifting identities, Cassie must discover who the girl was and why she was killed.

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

September 17

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Silas Jones and Larry Ott have known each other since childhood. When a girl goes missing after going on a date with Larry, he is permanently marked as dangerous despite the lack of evidence, and the two boys go their separate ways. Twenty-five years later, Silas is the local constable, and when another girl disappears, Larry is once again a person of interest.

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Maybe This Time

October 15

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

In this humorous, romantic retelling of Turn of the Screw, North Archer, Andie Miller’s exhusband, asks her to become the guardian of two orphans in a haunted house. When Andie thinks things couldn’t get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if “maybe this time” things could be different between them.

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The Chaperone

November 19

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

In 1922, 15-year-old, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks studies at the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a chaperone. Cora Carlisle is a complicated, traditional woman who finds it hard to keep track of precocious Louise as she searches NYC for her own family history.

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Wishin’ and Hopin’

December 17

Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb

It’s 1964 and 10-year-old Felix Funicello is doing his best to navigate fifth grade – easier said than done. There are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he’s never going to forget.

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