Second Monday Book Club Discussion

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

We will be discussing The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life.

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels–a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

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: October 16 @ 10:30am
Where: Romulus Senior Center – 36525 Bibbins Street

We will be discussing The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, and The Long Fall by Walter Mosley.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins are lost to an illness that a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit, mettle, and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them to meet a world that will not be kind. Their lives, captured here in twelve luminous threads, tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage—and a nation’s tumultuous journey.

 

The Long Fall

Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He’s an old-school P.I. working a New York City that’s gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it’s still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit…

 

 

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. Forster
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)