Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, June 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. This month we are discussing:
Old friends by Tracy Kidder — What is it like to grow old in America? Two men, strangers to each other, are assigned to share a room upon moving into a western Massachusetts nursing home. Kidder spotlights the friendship that blooms between Joe, an irascible 72-year-old stroke victim, and gentle Lou, 90 and almost blind, who grieves for his deceased wife, tells rambling stories about his past and worries about Joe. Author Tracy Kidder has won Pulitzer Prizes for both his fiction and non-fiction works.
Missing persons: a Kate Conway mystery by Clare O'Donohue
The return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
Nightworld by Wilson, F.
Neurological challenges, such as Alzheimer's, stroke, and amnesia, are, in many ways, still a mystery to modern medicine. These books take a fictitious look at the ways that these disorders affect both the patient and their loved ones.
The art of forgetting by Camille Noe Pagán
Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson
Left neglected: a novel by Lisa Genova
A good man is hard to find and other stories by Flannery O'Connor
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne; edited with an introduction by Milton R. Stern
A prayer for Owen Meany: a novel by John Irving
To the lighthouse by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
Are you looking for something new? Short Story collections are the perfect way for Mystery fans to try new authors.
A study in Sherlock: stories inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
The best American mystery stories 2011 edited and with an introduction by Harlan Coben
Hook, line & sinister edited by T. Jefferson Parker
Electric barracuda [sound recording] by Tim Dorsey
The fault in our stars by John Green
The marriage plot [sound recording]: a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
New authors you might want to try:
Washed up by Susan Koefod
1222: a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel by Anne Holt; translated by Marlaine Delargy
Cold cruel winter: a Richard Nottingham mystery by Chris Nickson
All cry chaos: an Henri Poincaré mystery by Leonard Rosen
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos — justly deserved winning the Newbery. It is an entertaining as well enriching read set in 1962 Norvelt, Pennsylvania — a real place. Indeed, the story is partly autobiographical which is why the main character's name is Jackie Gantos. Jackie is grounded for the summer for doing a couple dumb things. He ends up having to be the "hired hands" for an arthritic elderly neighbor, Miss Volker. As he transcribes the obituaries for the local paper, a sinister pattern begins to emerge — far too many of the town's elderly are dying in rapid succession by bizarre causes. Zany characters and wild escapades are intermixed with fascinating historical facts about not only Norvelt, but renowned figures in world history.
The Paris wife [Large print]: a novel by Paula McLain
Doc [Large print] by Mary Doria Russell
Books can be deceiving [Large print] by Jenn McKinlay
Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai — Do you enjoy reading diaries? Do you like historical fiction? A wonderful adventure is in store for you then. This book justly deserved winning The National Book Award for Young People's Literature, as well as two other awards. Meet Ha, a bright, feisty 10-year-old girl, who must flee her home in Vietnam along with her mother and three older brothers. When they arrive in Florida they must stay at a refugeee camp until a family is found to sponsor them. "Cowboy" and his wife in Alabama agree to do so and yet another chapter begins in a very challenging year for Ha.
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources check out CPL's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The true memoirs of Little K by Adrienne Sharp
The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, February 22 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. February's selection is:
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson — In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears, a pacifist father and an ardent abolitionist, his grandfather.
The Babe and the Baron [Large print] by Carola Dunn
Cutting for Stone [Large print] by Abraham Verghese
Dreams of Joy [Large print]: a novel by Lisa See
Eve [Large print] by Iris Johansen
The Canton Public Library staff is reading:
The dovekeepers: a novel by Alice Hoffman
The marriage plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Motor City shakedown by D.E. Johnson
Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue
Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese
The Hunger Games [kit] by Suzanne Collins
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake
Room [kit]: a novel by Emma Donoghue
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:
Water for Elephants: a novel by Sara Gruen — Surprising, poignant, and funny, Water for Elephants is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air.
Copies of Water for Elephants will be available to pick up beginning Wednesday, August 24.
Book groups: Tried Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide containing book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999 ext.
Check out Canton Public Library’s Book Club in a Bag selections:
The help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee [kit] by Chris Cleave
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake