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.
February 12: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Shares the poignant story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.
March 12: The Girls In The Picture by Melanie Benjamin
A novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends — screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.
April 9: Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
A powerfully moving true story that centers around the men closest to the author’s heart — her father Mira, and his older brother, Joesph.
May 14: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie is a socially awkward, fussy busybody who is used to being organized. When she walks out on her cheating husband and gets a job as caretaker of the dilapidated recreation center in Borg, she is woefully unprepared for the changes. But as she takes on the task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory, she just might find a place she belongs.
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.