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
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
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
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
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
Murder as a Fine Art by Charles Morrell
Three can keep a secret: a Joe Gunther novel by Archer Mayor
Murder as a fine art by David Morrell
A question of honor by Charles Todd
The mysterious affair at Styles [large print]: Poirot's first case by Agatha Christie
No man's nightingale [large print] by Ruth Rendell
Pursuit [large print] by Gene Hackman
The pawnbroker [large print] by David and Aimee Thurlo
That old black magic [large print] by Mary Jane Clark
""We hold these truths to be self-evident.." The United States as seen through the eyes of six different authors.
American fun: four centuries of joyous revolt by John Beckman
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 objects by Richard Kurin
Supreme City: how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America by Donald L. Miller
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter
Insparation: a teen's guide to healthy living inspired by today's top spas by Mary Beth Sammons, Samantha Moss
You: the owner's manual for teens: a guide to a healthy body and happy life by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz, and Ellen Rome ; with Ted Spiker ... [et al.] ; illustrations by Gary Hallgren
A girl's guide to fitting in fitness by Erin Whitehead and Jennipher Walters
Diet information for teens: health tips about diet and nutrition including facts about dietary guidelines, food groups, nutrients, healthy meals, snacks, weight control, medical concerns related to diet, and more by edited by Karen Bellenir
CosmoGIRL! total body workout: fun moves to look and feel your best by from the editors of CosmoGIRL!
A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin
The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan
Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan
Geronimo Stilton. Vol. 2. The secret of the Sphinx by Geronimo Stilton
The adventures of Tintin: Explorers on the moon by Hergé [i.e. G. Remy] ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]
Early Chapter Books
Nate the Great and the lost list by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont
Cam Jansen and the mystery at the haunted house by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Princess mix-up mystery by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
The deadly dungeon by Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Steven Gurney
The case of the double trouble detectives by James Preller ; illustrated by Jamie Smith ; cover illustration by R.W. Alley
Robot rumble by Franklin W. Dixon ; illustrated by Scott Burroughs