Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group
ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, Louisa Clark a very ordinary girl and former Master of the Universe, Will Trevor. It's a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, 'What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?' .
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
The light between oceans: a novel by M.L. Stedman
The book thief by Markus Zusak
Me before you by Jojo Moyes
November 20 (Meets the 3rd Thursday this month)
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn — Ideal couple, Nick and Amy will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. A lavish party at their McMansion is being planned when Amy disappears and Nick is the prime suspect. With only his twin sister Margo's support, Nick claims he's innocent. So where is Amy? A fast-paced, twisted thriller.
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; translated from the french by Alison Anderson — The lives of three people intersect with unexpected results: Renée, the concierge of an elegant Parisian apartment building and residents Paloma, a twelve year old genius and a wealth Japanese man, Ozu.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins — On a trip to visit her absentee father, well-behaved, high school junior Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.
DALLAS, 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Here at long last is an accurate understanding of what happened in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination. DALLAS 1963 is not only a fresh look at a momentous national tragedy but a sobering reminder of how radical, polarizing ideologies can poison a city-and a nation. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian - Presents parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide of World War I and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past.
The Closers: a novel by Michael Connelly — Harry Bosch, Homicide Detective Los Angeles Police Department has been called out of retirement to join LAPD's Open/Unsolved Unit and he will bring his usual tenaciousness to the job regardless of the cost.
Detroit: an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to Detroit's fate, his family's, and his own. Detroit has gone through good times, 'the Arsenal of Democracy' and bad times and right now everyone's wondering what its' fate will be.
Annie's Ghosts: a Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg. As his mother lays dying, Steve Luxenberg learns a family secret. The mother he thought was an only child, had an older sister. A sister who had been declared insane and placed in Eloise Hospital, Wayne, Michigan. With his family's reluctant consent, Steve Luxenberg unravels the secret.
January 23 Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family's Secret by Steve Luxenberg
February 27 The Closers by Michael Connelly
March 27 Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
April 24 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
May 22 Crank by Ellen Hopkins
June 26 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain. Portrays the love affair and marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer from their Chicago meeting in 1920 to their lives during the Jazz Age in Paris, but as Ernest struggles to find his literary voice, Hadley tries to define her role in their relationship as wife, friend, and muse
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, October 24 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lassiter. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser. After his divorce and the death of his son David Halpert escapes to his hometown Detroit, and becomes involved in a murder investigation when he learns about the shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk, and becomes romantically involved with Natalie's sister.
Canton Seniors Book Group meets on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Pat Conroy's South of Broad. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy meets July 25
Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson meets August 22
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard meets September 26
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser meets October 24
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain meets November 21