Book Discussion

Book Discussion members gather for the October 2019 selection, Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee.Book Discussion

Join the Friends’ Book Discussion group for our thought-provoking selections and lively conversations.  For this October we are planning to resume our discussions in the library Meeting Room. New members are always welcome.

 To be added to our Book Discussion list and receive information about meetings, including how to pick up copies of the books in a safe and secure manner, email  INFO@FWMLNJ.ORG.  

January 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library

In this “enchanting blockbuster,” we meet Nora Seed, a young woman with many gifts, few accomplishments and so many regrets that her life becomes unbearable. Then Nora discovers a library at the edge of the universe, a library that contains an infinite number of books. With the help of the librarian, Nora finds the story of her present life as well as stories about the lives she would have lived if she had made different decisions along the way.
Shortlisted for the 2021 British Book Awards “Fiction book of the year” and adapted for radio and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2020.

 

 

October 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library

Texas, 1921. Elsa Wolcott, unattractive and a spinster at 25, meets and marries Rafe Martinelli, but finds that the hard work of her life is just beginning. This historical novel focuses on how Elsa meets the challenges of the Dust Bowl and migrant settlements in California.

The New York Times: “The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”