This book discussion group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Library’s Conference Room. Bring a sack lunch, if you wish, and savor some lively discussion. If you would like to attend, please call the Library, and we will try to get each month’s book for you.
April 18 – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
In this sleepy charmer, a Swedish bookseller finds friendship, love, and more books in the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa.
May 16 – Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty — even when Prohibition kicks in — and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.
June 20 – So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
This is an acclaimed short novel focused on youth, memory and personal loss. It reflects Maxwell’s youth in Lincoln, IL.
The True Picture of Emigration by Rebecca Burlend
This is a compelling account of settling in Illinois during the 1830s by a poor immigrant, as dictated to her son, Edward.