Second Monday Book Club Discussion

When: March 11 @ 7 pm
Where: Romulus Public Library Meeting Room

We will be discussing Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.

Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.

The pair strike up a friendship—Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose—that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew’s two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community.

But Caden’s return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

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

2019 Books

January 14: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
February 11: If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) by Betty White
March 11: Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
April 8: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
May 13: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
June 10: The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
July 8:  Artemis by Andy Weir
August 12: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
September 9: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
October 14: Marley & Me by John Grogan
November 11: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
December 9: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

(Subject to change based on availability of books)

Senior Book Club Discussion

When: February 19 @ 10:30am
Where: Romulus Senior Center – 36525 Bibbins Street

We will be discussing Origin by Dan Brown and Tucker’s Way by David Johnson.

Origin

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

Tucker’s Way

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

Ella seeks solace on the same country road after overcoming cancer. Although she is Tucker’s peer agewise, she was raised in a world of privilege and opportunity. Still, Ella shares a tragic part of Tucker’s experience—she also suffered abuse. Hers was at the hands of her husband, a prominent judge in the community and Tucker’s sworn enemy.

When Tucker finds herself at risk of losing custody of her beloved youngest grandchild and worse, the child’s mother is murdered, she draws support and strength from her new friendship with Ella. These two women from disparate backgrounds form a fierce bond, and they weather life’s storms together with faith, love, and determination.

2019 Books

January 15: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson and Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

February 19: Origin by Dan Brown and Tucker’s Way by David Johnson

March 19: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

April 16: The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

May 21: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

June 18: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins and Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

July 16: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

August 20: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

September 17: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith and Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

October 15: Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber and A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford

November 19: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

December 17: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning

 

(Subject to change based on availability of books)