Food for Thought

Food for Thought Book Discussion

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

Food for Thought Book Discussion Schedule 2020

August 5

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger.

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September 2

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together after years of fracture, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. From their own arrival in America to the years in which their children attempt to tread between two cultures, the joy and struggle of family life is explored.

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October 7

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.

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November 4

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

One night in an isolated college town, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. As the mysterious illness spreads, the doctors discover those affected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, and questions of consciousness are explored in a provocative, hypnotic tale.

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December 2

The Library Book by Susan Orleans

Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, an award-winning reporter delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

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