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.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash intertwine with those of a down-on-his-luck painter and a four-year-old boy, the tragedy's only survivors, as odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a possible conspiracy.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Reunited when the elder sister's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.
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.
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?
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.
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.