The purpose of this monthly book club is to read fiction and other books that help us understand other cultures and the issues of race. Bring your lunch, coffee and cookies will be served.
October 17 — Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
November 21 — The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman Philomena meets Orphan Train in this suspenseful, provocative novel filled with love, secrets, and deceit—the story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other.
December 19 — Green and Ancient Light by Frederic Durbin
Set in a world similar to our own, during a war that parallels World War II, a boy is sent to stay with his grandmother for the summer in a serene fishing village. Their tranquility is shattered by the crash of a bullet-riddled enemy plane, the arrival of grandmother’s friend Mr. Girandole, and the discovery of a riddle in the sacred grove of ruins behind grandmother’s house. In a sumptuous idyllic setting and overshadowed by the threat of war, four unlikely allies learn the values of courage and sacrifice.
We will feature a Michigan author who will come and speak about their book and writing experiences! Bring your lunch and join us in a discussion with these very diverse and interesting Michigan authors!
October 24— Mike Gustafson, of the Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Notes from a Public Typewriter
November 24 — In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Buzzelli
When they investigate a string of disappearances of young girls, will Jenny Weston and Zoe Zola be dispatched with extreme pride and prejudice?
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