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
The sanctity of hate: a medieval mystery by Priscilla Royal
Lucky stiff by Annelise Ryan
The Russian donation by Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple
Wedding cake killer: a fresh-baked mystery by Livia J. Washburn
The llama of death: a Gunn Zoo mystery by Betty Webb
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
On Thursday November 14 at noon, we will be discussing:
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain — Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in the fabled Lost Generation. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging.
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
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM — Chris Grabenstein will be joining the Aunt Agatha Book Group. He'll talk about his New Jersey set series featuring John Ceepak, as well as his books for young adults. He's written two with James Patterson; two featuring Riley Mack and most recently, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Friday, November 8 at 2:00 PM — Julia Spencer-Fleming & Tasha Alexander will participate in Aunt Agatha's Book Group's discussion moderated by Andrew Grant. Julia has a terrific new Clare & Russ mystery and Tasha has a new Lady Emily mystery.
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny
Best First Novel
The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone
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.
A place of secrets: a novel by Rachel Hore
The Ashford affair by Lauren Willig
Season of storms by Susanna Kearsley
Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris
Variant by Robison Wells
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Don't turn around by Michelle Gagnon
Mind games by Kiersten White
I hunt killers by Barry Lyga
Confessions of a murder suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The night she disappeared by April Henry
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan by Loreen Niewenhuis
Goodnight, Irene: an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke
Prime Kenny Burrell [sound recording]: live at the Downtown Room by Burrell, Kenny
The ghosts of Bungo Suido [sound recording] by P.T. Deutermann
The Europeans [Large print]: a sketch by Henry James
The End of the Affair [large print] by Graham Greene
Wuthering Heights [Large print] by Emily Brontë
Pride and Prejudice [large print] by Jane Austen
Lord Jim [Large print] by Joseph Conrad ; edited by Cedric Watts and Robert Hampson
(All images: eLibrary. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.)
A fete worse than death by Claudia Bishop
Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron
Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo
Gun machine by Warren Ellis
In broad daylight: a Jess Harding novel by Seth Harwood
The Michigan Library Association will present Laura Kasischke with the 2013 Michigan Author Award during their Annual Conference in Lansing on October 18, 2013. Kasischke has published eight novels, authored eight books of poetry and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2012. Her most recent book is a compilation of short stories entitled If a stranger approaches you.
Kasischke grew up in Grand Rapids, currently resides in Chelsea and is an Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan. Throughout her diverse body of work, Kasischke ties her characters to the state of Michigan.
Say nice things about Detroit [kit] by Scott Lasser — In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser — The author will be joining us via Skype as we discuss this compelling urban portrait and touching love story. In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
Hammer of witches by Shana Mlawski
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno
The apprentices by Maile Meloy ; with illustrations by Ian Schoenherr
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
The reluctant assassin by Eoin Colfer
A world without heroes by Brandon Mull