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, August 30, 2017 – Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf
A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.
In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.
Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.
New patrons are always welcome to join our book discussions.
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