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:

January 10: The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

February 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Prescribing books that offer therapeutic benefits to his customers, a literary apothecary in a floating bookstore on the Seine struggles with private heartbreak before embarking on a journey of healing at the side of a blocked writer and a lovelorn chef.

March 14: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, thirteen-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.

April 11: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

May 9: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, races through the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave-catcher close behind.

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.