Book Chat

Book Chat – Book Discussion

The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. Discussions will take place at the Library the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m.  No registration is required. Limited copies are available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk.

Book Chat Book Discussion Schedule 2019

April 8

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi-occupied country but struggles with risking his own life. Only when a personal failure brings home the suffering of those his work is designed to protect is he forced to confront his ambivalence.

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May 13

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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June 10

Beartown by Frederik Backman

Winning a junior ice hockey championship means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. When accusations are made against a star player, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern.

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July 8

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Celestial and Roy are newly married professionals leaning in to a bright future when Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit. This is not a heroes vs. villains tale with a tidy resolution. It is a complicated, messy, moving, and thought-provoking story about love, family, and the wide-reaching effects of incarceration.

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August 12

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

A 10-year-old girl in a small conventional Texas community resolves to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother in order to keep them both alive and learn the truth about her mother's long-secret past.

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September 9

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhader

Disguised as a boy, sixteen-year-old Rawiya becomes apprentice to al-Idrisi, who has been royally commissioned to create a map of the world. She embarks on an epic journey across the Middle East and the north of Africa, encountering ferocious mythical beasts, epic battles, and real historical figures.

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October 14

The Dry by Jane Harper

Receiving a sinister anonymous note after his best friend's suspicious death, federal agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a twenty-year-old false alibi against a backdrop of the worst drought Melbourne has seen in a century.

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November 11

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza--a fascinating strong-willed heroine in her own right--becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as for her grace.

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December 9

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

Describes the true story of Elizebeth Smith, a Shakespeare expert, who met and married a groundbreaking cryptologist and worked to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.

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