2021 Book Clubs
Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Copies kept behind the front desk and call 610-566-1918 ext. 104 to be added to member list.
Evening Book Club meets Virtually via Zoom from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Monday every month.
January 4: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. Her desperation leads her to Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi whose years spent eavesdropping on her father enables her to create a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.
February 1: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
The epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story —not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.
The Afternoon Book Club meets Virtually via Zoom from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.
January 21: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
February 18: Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen are longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs — sit at night, none too patiently, waiting on a boat from Tangier. This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time, rendered with the dark humor and the hardboiled Hibernian lyricism that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired fiction writers at work today.