Second Monday Book Club Discussion

When: February 12 @ 7pm
Where: Romulus Public Library Meeting Room

We will be discussing A spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. from Red’s father and mother, newly-arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

Pick up a copy at the library and join us! Ages 18 + are welcome.

 

2018 Books

January 8: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
February 12: A spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
March 12: Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
April 9: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
May 14: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
June 11: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
July 9: The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
August 13: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
September 10: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
October 8: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
November 12: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
December 10: The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

(Subject to change based on availability of books)

 

Senior Book Club Discussion

When:  February 20 at 10:30am
Where: Romulus Senior Center – 36525 Bibbins Street

We will be discussing Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, and No Second Chance by Harlan Coben.

Loving Frank

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

No Second Chance … 

Shot twice by an unseen assailant, Dr. Marc Seidman lies in a hospital bed. His wife has been killed. His six-month-old daughter has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, the ransom note arrives: We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance. With no one to trust, and mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets, Marc clings to one unwavering vow: bring home his daughter, at any cost.

2018 Books

January 16: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
February 20: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, and No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
March 20: Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini, Rose Gold by Walter Mosley
April 17: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
May 15: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, and Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
June 19: Just One Look by Harlan Coben, and A Room with a View by E.M. Forrester
July 17: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman, and The Lottery by Patricia Wood
August 14: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, and Little bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates September 18: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, and Nothing Like It in the World: The Men who built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 by Stephen E. Ambrose
October 16: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, and The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
November 20: The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst and The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
December 18: The Innocent by Harlan Coben, and The Kept by James Scott

(Subject to change based on availability of books)