Angela’s Book Discussion

Join Librarian Angela Hughes on the first Tuesday of every month (date subject to change) at 10:30AM for a riveting book discussion.

Copies of the next book discussion book are made available on the day of the book discussion and can be picked up any time afterward at the Reference Desk on the first floor.

All are welcome.

Upcoming Titles:

 

FebruaryFebruary 3, 2015:  Sycamore Row by John Grisham

When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial — a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

 

MarchMarch 3, 2015 The Hallow Ground by Natalie S. Harnet

The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents, the formidable Gram and the Black Lung stricken Gramp. Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys, a proud Irish-American clan who takes strange pleasure in the “curse” laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguires. The weight of this legacy rests heavily on a new generation, when Brigid, already struggling to keep her family together, makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades’ old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet. Inspired by real-life events in now-infamous Centralia and the equally devastated town of Carbondale.

AprilApril 7, 2015:  The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Join us for a Long Island Reads program based on this book.  The daughter of a curiosities museum’s front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. By the best-selling author of Here on Earth.

 

MayMay 5, 2015:  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

 

 

JuneJune 2, 2015:  Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine–a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today.” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Past Titles:

  • February 2009:  Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
  • March 2009:  Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards
  • April 2009:  Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
  • May 2009:  All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • June 2009:  Days of Summer by Jill Barnett
  • July 2009:  Lethal Legacy by Linda A. Fairstein
  • August 2009:  Remember When by Nora Roberts
  • September 2009:  Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • October 2009:  Damage Control by J.A. Jance
  • November 2009:  Last Kiss by Luanne Rice
  • December 2009:  Split Second by David Baldacci
  • January 2010:  Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
  • February 2010:  Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag
  • March 2010:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • April 2010:  High Profile by Robert B. Parker
  • May 2010:  Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
  • June 2010:  A Matter of Justice by Charles Todd
  • July 2010:  Step on a Crack by James Patterson
  • September 2010:  The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • October 2010:  The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  • November 2010:  The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • December 2010:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • February 2011:  Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
  • March 2011:  The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon
  • April 2011:  Murder on St. Mark’s Place by Victoria Thompson
  • May 2011:  Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
  • June 2011:  Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  • July 2011:  The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
  • September 2011:  An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance
  • October 2011:  Postcard Killers by James Patterson
  • November 2011:  Love You More by Lisa Gardner
  • December 2011:  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • February 2012:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • March 2012:  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • April 2012:  The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
  • May 2012:  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • June 2012:  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • September 2012:  Lethal by Sandra Brown
  • October 2012:  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  • November 2012:  The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler (cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy)
  • December 2012:  Then Again by Diane Keaton
  • February 2013:  Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • March 2013:  A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
  • April 2013:  Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  • May 2013:  Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • June 2013:  Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • October 2013:  Sutton by JR Moehringer
  • November 2013:  The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • December 2013:  The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • February 2014:  The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
  • March 2014:  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • April 2014:  Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • May 2014:  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • June 2014:  Three Junes by Julia Glass
  • October 2014:  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  • November 2014:  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  • December 2014:  Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick