Book Club Discussion

Join us for a book discussion on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Upcoming Meetings:

August 9: Emma – A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Presents a modern rendering of Jane Austen’s classic that follows the experiences of a college graduate who returns to the side of her health-nut father and interferes in the personal lives of her friends.

September 13:  The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

In 1939 San Francisco, Alma falls in love with Ichimei, the gardener’s son, who is sent to an internment camp.  Although they reunite, they must hide their love, until in old age her caregiver and her grandson learn about their secret passion.

October 11:  Deep Down Dark: The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free by Hector Tobar

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San Jose mine collapse outside of Copiapo, Chile, in August, 2010.

November 8:  The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

A novel about New York’s “Swans” (socialites) of the 1950s – and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.

For a list of previous selections of the North Riverside Library Book Club, click here.

Member recommendations are used to choose books to be read. The choice can be from the Chicago Tribune’s best-seller list, Oprah’s recommendations or whatever the group agrees upon. If the books selected are available, they can be obtained from other libraries for book club members. Further information is available by calling the Library at (708) 447-0869.