Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM. No registration required, participation encouraged.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — January 9th
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — February 13th
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — March 13th
The dog stars by Peter Heller — April 10th
The round house by Louise Erdrich — May 8th
A bigamist's daughter by Alice McDermott
Buster Midnight's Cafe by Sandra Dallas
Echo by Francesca Lia Block
Flight behavior: a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The round house by Louise Erdrich
The flight of Gemma Hardy: a novel by Margot Livesey
The mercy rule by Perri Klass
The beginner's goodbye: a novel by Anne Tyler
And the mountains echoed [kit] by Khaled Hosseini — An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus
Music in the shadows: noir musical films by Sheri Chinen Biesen
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 false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Dragon keeper by Carole Wilkinson
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Dragons of autumn twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais
1984: a novel [kit] by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
Schools in session. Why not read a classic? Do we read differently today what we read at 18?
The moon is down [large print] by John Steinbeck
Northanger Abbey [large print] by Jane Austen
O pioneers!: [large print] by Willa Cather
To have and have not [large print] by Ernest Hemingway
To kill a mockingbird [large print] by Harper Lee
A taste for murder by Claudia Bishop
A catered birthday party by Isis Crawford
The fatal funnel cake: a fresh-baked mystery by Livia J. Washburn
The flaming luau of death: a Madeline Bean novel by Jerrilyn Farmer
Sugar and iced by Jenn McKinlay
Trick or treat: a Corinna Chapman mystery by Kerry Greenwood
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney
The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly
Joust by Mercedes Lackey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Acacia: a novel by David Anthony Durham
A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
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.
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple
miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead
man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the
baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
The house I loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Detroit native Bill Morris will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor for a reading and signing of his new novel, 'Motor City Burning'. Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Tiger Baseball on Opening Day 1968.
This month they are discussing The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty and Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman.
Coffee will be served. Please bring your own lunch. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Library for the Blind, 30555 Michigan Avenue in Westland.
The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
The end of your life book club by Will Schwalbe
The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman
Far gone by Laura Griffin
A beleaguered NYPD detective, a housekeeper, a reformed hacker, a widowed FBI agent, a psychic tarot card reader, a forensic scientists, and a demoted Detective Inspector. What do they have in common? Each is the lead character in one of these debut mysteries.
Never alone by C.J. Carpenter
Death comes to the village by Catherine Lloyd
The quantum breach by Denver Acey
Ice shear by M.P. Cooley
The White Magic Five and Dime by New York times bestselling author Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco
Everyone lies by A.D. Garrett
The light between oceans: a novel [kit] by M.L. Stedman — After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and becomes the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings his young wife Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. Returning to the mainland when she is two, Tom and Isabel are reminded that there are other people in the world and discover that their choice has devastated one of them.
It's the dog days of summer and you may feel like reading, but nothing too taxing. Short stories collections are a good choice.
Full dark, no stars [large print] by Stephen King
Summer brides [large print] by Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Mallery
Coronado [large print]: stories by Dennis Lehane
Some days you get the bear [large print] by Lawrence Block