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.  

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.”

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

Laura Ingalls Wilder began to write what her daughter called “the ‘story of my life thing’” in 1929, when was 62 years old and in dire financial straits.  The result: Little House on the Prairie and other beloved books that brought her fame but also powerfully shaped the way we understand the West and American identity.  Caroline Fraser’s absorbing and award winning  biography of Wilder will appeal to readers of Little House books interested in learning more about an author whose life was far grittier than her books, as well as those interested in western American history and literature.

Pulitzer Prize winner; one of The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW‘S 10 best books of the year