Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Members are given a library book copy to borrow of each month’s selection.
Evening Book Club
Our Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Monday each month. (2nd Monday if a holiday falls on that Monday) mupfleveningbookclub2017list
Monday March 6, 7pm to 8pm
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (2015, fiction)
Set on the island of St. Thomas, Rachel is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her older husband dies suddenly and his handsome young nephew Frederick, arrives from France, Rachel begins a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.
Monday April 3, 7pm to 8pm
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (2013, fiction)
A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider, and a teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.
Afternoon Book Club
Our Afternoon Book Club meets from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.afternoonbookclub2017list
Thursday March 16, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross (2016, thriller)
Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. The author weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia’s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping.
Thursday April 20, 2pm to 3pm
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (2015, fiction)
By turns quirky, hilarious and vividly sensory, this is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life–its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. Each chapter tells the story of a single dish and character, capturing the spirit of the Midwest and the rise of foodie culture.