Second Monday Book Club Discussion

When: September 10, @ 7 pm
Where: Romulus Public Library Meeting Room

We will be discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and    feelings we all bury deep within our hearts,

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: September 18, at 10:30am
Where: Romulus Senior Center – 36525 Bibbins Street

We will be discussing 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.

A Great Reckoning

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.

Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.

And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.

The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets.

For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

 

Nothing Like It In the World

Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

 

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)