Join us on the fourth Wednesday at the Senior Center at 1:00 pm for our Page Turners adult book discussion group! All are welcome, and copies of the book will be available on the 2nd floor of the library. Please contact us at 873-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Netflix made this haunting book into a film in 2017. Barbara Kingsolver called this debut novel "storytelling at the height of its powers." Join us for a discussion of this story of forbidden love, betrayal, and murder, set against the brutality of the Jim Crow South.
Columbine by Dave Cullen
We'll be discussing this remarkable nonfiction account of the school shooting that took place on April 20, 1999, by one of the first reporters on scene. Dave Cullen spent ten years on this book, which Entertainment Weekly notes "reads like the grisliest of fiction. Would that it were not true."
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
In this National Book Award finalist, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in the aftermath of the Civil War. School Library Journal noted that this slim Western novel is both "brief and expansive."
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Hopefully we'll all agree with Amazon, BookPage, LibraryReads, and NPR, who named this one of the best books of the year when it came out in 2016. If you like food and family relationships, we think you'll like this novel, described by People magazine as a "sweet and savory treat."
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Page Turners always picks a scary book for October, and this modern classic offers a different type of horror. The writing is sublime, and the story continues to engage readers (and now, with the television series viewers as well) over 30 years after it was first published.
Go Big Read: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Join us as we discuss UW-Madison's 2018-2019 Go Big Read pick described as "a portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come."
December: no discussion, see you in January!