Book Chat

Book Chat – Book Discussion

The goal of this group is to read a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind and some lively conversation. Currently all discussions will take place virtually via Zoom the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Registration is required to receive the login information. Limited copies are available 30 days prior to the discussion at the Fiction/AV/Teen Services desk. Please note that the original schedule of titles published earlier in the year for this discussion group has changed. Many titles will still be discussed but not on the originally planned date. Please keep an eye on our book discussion page for upcoming titles and discussion dates.

Upcoming scheduled virtual discussion are:

September 14

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives. Finalist for Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award

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October 12

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new teenage bride Placidia is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, she 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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