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.

Coffee, Books, and More Book Discussion Schedule 2019 – 2020

NOTE:  December 20 – No Book discussed – Members’ Meeting

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.

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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.

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May 15

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

A once-celebrated concert pianist who is gradually succumbing to ALS is forced to accept help from the estranged wife he pushed away, a situation that forces the couple to reconcile their past before time runs out.

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June 19

The River of Doubt by Candice Millard

Chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the perilous conditions they faced.

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July 17

Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason

Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson investigates the killing of a solitary man, found murdered in his Reykjavik apartment, and discovers that the dead man had been accused but not convicted of a rape forty years earlier.

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August 21

Pompeii by Robert Harris

When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.

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September 18

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

After a couple asks Ruth be reassigned to a different case because they do not want a black nurse to touch their baby, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself in the middle of a complicated trial that will cause all parties involved to question everything.

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October 16

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this character-driven tale.

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November 20

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

An adorable dog falls instantly in love with a VA worker only to be separated from him by rules that disallow pitbulls in their Denver community. Sent to a foster home 400 miles away, the distraught puppy sets off on a seemingly impossible journey back to the person she loves.

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January 15, 2020

Camino Island by John Grisham

After being laid off from her teaching position, Mercer Mann is approached by a mysterious woman with a generous offer to go undercover and infiltrate bookstore owner Bruce Cable's life and his circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to learn his secrets.

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February 19, 2020

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

When her troubled, ex-POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of not only their lack of preparedness but also how the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives

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March 18, 2020

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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April 15, 2020

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

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May 20, 2020

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.

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