Friends of MPPL Evening Discussion

The Friends of the Library Book Discussion

The Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library book discussion group is led by Laura Luteri and meets the third Wednesday of each month in Meeting Room B at the Library at 7:30 p.m. Books are available one month prior to the discussion.

Friends Book Discussion Schedule 2019

April 17

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Set in the mid-1980s, Lucy Barton, hospitalized for nine weeks, is surprised when her estranged mother shows up at her bedside. Her mother talks of local gossip, but underneath the banalities, Lucy senses the love that cannot be expressed.

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May 15

The 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…

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June 19

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien and a difficult truth about her family.

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July 17

The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy

A long-haul trucker reflects on the changing realities of the working class as witnessed during journeys crisscrossing the country. These experiences inspire reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.

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August 21

Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther

Mrs. Miniver, an ordinary English wife and mother of three, finds extraordinary aspects of life in the everyday routines others take for granted and personifies grace under pressure during harrowing wartime experiences.

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September 18

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so?

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October 16

The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley

During a renovation survey, engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes lost twenty years earlier. What begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as she unravels the bank's sordid past--and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.

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November 20

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?

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December 18

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

In a collection of short stories that explore - with great affection, humor, and insight - the human condition in all its foibles, each is linked by the part a typewriter plays, whether minor or central.

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