Food for Thought

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Led by Mount Prospect Public Library Readers’ Advisors, the Food for Thought Book Discussions will give you food for thought all year! Food for Thought selections offer a variety of books ranging from classics to non-fiction to popular fiction. This book discussion meets on the first Wednesday of each month in Meeting Room B in two sessions: Session 1 meets from noon-1 p.m. and Session 2 meets from 2-3 p.m. Books will be available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk.

Food for Thought Book Discussion Schedule 2018

September 5

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore

Chicago native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation on the South Side of Chicago through reported essays, showing the life of these communities through the stories of people who live in them.

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October 3

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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November 7

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Her carefully timetabled life suddenly changes when Eleanor saves an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk with the bumbling IT guy from her office.

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December 5

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke

The story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants transformed him from a carefree young man into a charismatic World War II hero instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees.

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