Coffee, Books and More
Coffee, Books, and More…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. This book discussion meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room B at the Library. Books will be available at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.
NOTE: December 20 – No Book discussed – Members’ Meeting
April 18, 2018
The Italian Wife by Kate Furnivall
Set in Mussolini's Italy, architect Isabella Berotti is sitting at a café when a woman asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. After Isabella agrees, the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge. This tragic encounter is a catalyst for Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities.
May 16, 2018
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly.
June 20, 2018
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper’s simple life takes a turn when he finds a gold charm bracelet he has never seen before in his late wife Miariam’s possessions, setting him on an epic quest across the world to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met.
July 18, 2018
Drawing on Federal Weather Bureau chief observer Isaac Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude.
August 15, 2018
Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a for-profit law school realize they have been caught in a scam. There may be a way to escape their crushing debt and expose the scam, but it will be risky…
September 19, 2018
The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo
A professional storyteller imparts the incredible tale of her youth during the Third War of Independence to eight women who need hope to survive Hurricane Flora in 1963 Cuba. While the storm rages their courage comes from a spellbinding blend of epic adventure, love, family, history, and a heartfelt plea for forgiveness.
October 17, 2108
Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, Vance shares the poignant story of his family and upbringing, delving deep into the working class life in the Appalachian region and his family’s upward mobility into a new middle class life.
November 21, 2018
Black Book by James Patterson
A devoted Chicago miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner. He remembers nothing about the attack and is charged with double murder. Desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened.
January 16, 2019
Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly he begins to isolate himself when an unexpected arrival gives A.J. the opportunity to change his life.
February 20, 2019
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Set in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, Anna Kerrigan’s father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. A chance meeting with a man from her family’s past sets her on a path to understand the complexity of her father's life and the reasons he might have vanished.
March 20, 2019
Earthly Remains by Donna Leon
Mishandling the interrogation of an arrogant suspect who caused the death of a young girl, Brunetti takes a vacation on a laguna island with the hopes for a recuperative stay only to become embroiled in the disappearance of his host in the aftermath of a sudden storm.
April 17, 2019
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society.