Book Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, March 20, at 2:00 pm, in the Library’s meeting room to discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. 

This debut novel follows the experiences of a hardworking immigrant family trying to make a life for themselves in New York City just as the Great Recession begins. Adding to this compelling mix is the family’s relationship with its privileged American counterpart. The New York Times Book ReviewdescribesBehold the Dreamers as “capacious” and “big-hearted.” 

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open 

Our last book selection this spring, Something Beautiful Happend will be discussed on Wednesday, May 15, at 2:00 PM in the library’s meeting room. Join us!

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, the author said her Greek grandmother’s stories about how her village hid a Jewish family during World War II finally impelled her to honor the villagers and track down the family’s descendants. Only days after she found them, her cousin’s young son and his grandfather were shot and killed in a Kansas parking lot by a Neo-Nazi.  Part memoir, part history of the Greek Jews, Corporon takes what she learned about the past and applies it to the present: “even in the midst of unimaginable pain, beautiful things still happen.”