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This Library book discussion group meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month and is always open to new members. The group selects the books for discussion, which are available at the check-out desk during the month preceding the discussion. Volunteers from among the group lead the discussion, with background materials supplied by the librarian. Bring your own lunch or snack; the Library provides beverages.

Titles for upcoming months are:

 April 25

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told YouAnother debut, this one from Celeste Ng whose follow-up novel is currently residing on the bestseller list.  There is no better time to get caught up with this rising literary talent.  Marilyn and James Lee are an American Chinese family in 1970’s Ohio.  Their middle daughter Lydia is their obvious favorite who is found dead in a local lake.  The Lee’s world is turned upside down.  The oldest child Nathan is out for vengeance and younger sister Hannah seems to know more than she is letting on.  Exquisite literary writing and genuine page-turning thrills rarely come together as strikingly and fulfilling as Ng manages in her bestselling, critically acclaimed debut.  “Ng’s prose is precise and sensitive, her characters richly drawn.”  -Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)



May 23

Lab Girl

by Hope Jahren

Lab GirlHope Jahren is an American geochemist and geobiologist at the University of Hawaii.  Lab Girl, her first book, is a blend of personal memoir and engrossing science writing. Hope was raised in Minnesota and developed a love of nature playing her father’s lab where he taught earth science at a community college.  Over the course of her accomplished career she teamed up with friend and loyal lab partner Bill.  Lab Girl delivers on all fronts, personal, environmental, and political.  Jaren’s knack for blending these two genres of memoir and science produces a book that is equal parts endearing and educational.   “A scientific memoir that’s beautifully human.” –Popular Science