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.  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, contact info@fwmlnj.org.  Our first two meetings will be video-chats using Zoom. If you are new to video-chatting, we will provide some guidance to help you get started with the process. 

 

 


October 21 at 2:00 PM via Zoom

Affluent Lydia Pérez runs a bookstore in Acapulco where she lives with her husband and 8 year old son, Luca.  She befriends a charming man who stops often at the store, but he is not who he seems. One day, this man turns her life upside down.  Desperate and terrified, Lydia knows instantly that she must flee with Luka to the U.S., a journey undertaken by countless other Central and South Americans turned migrants.  Described as an apolitical page-turner, this novel is also controversial on several levels.

An Oprah Book Club selection.

 


January 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM via Zoom

Born in 1986 to survivalists opposed to public education, Westover never attended school when she was growing up.  Instead, she spent her days on a rural mountain in Idaho working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, an herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen when she left home and stepped into a classroom for the first time. Her quest for knowledge led her to Harvard and Cambridge and a new way of life.

Named one of the top 10 books of the year by The New York Times.