General Info, News and Updates
New members are always welcome to join in our monthly discussions. We regularly meet once a month, usually on the last Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the North Plains Public Library.
Books are chosen every year by a consensus of all members. The following are our upcoming book choices and discussion dates, plus a list of some of our past book choices.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra
In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.
For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance.
New patrons are always welcome to join our book discussions.
July 26, 2017 – Dead Wake, The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Eric Larson
August 30, 2017 – Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf
September 27, 2017 – The Glass Universe – Dava Sobel
October 25, 2017- When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
November 29, 2017 – The Underground Railroad: a novel – Colson Whitehead
December 27, 2017 – The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts