Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00PM. This self-directed group is sponsored by the Friends of the Canton Public Library. No pre-registration is required.

Go set a watchman by Harper Lee
Me before you by Jojo Moyes

"They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life--big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel--and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy--but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common--a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? "--.

The Boston girl : a novel by Anita Diamant

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world"--.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:

Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. Scout's homecoming to Maycomb to visit her father becomes a struggle when personal and political issues involving Atticus, her small Alabama town and society at large challenge her own beliefs.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Leaving time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:
 

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb ?? When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion August 17

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:
 

South of superior by Ellen Airgood ?? When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion July 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James ?? It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable until a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that her husband Wickham has been murdered.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 20  at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

 

 

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman — With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

 

 

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . .A murder. . . a tragic accident. . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows the lives of three women; each at their own crossroads.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination.

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