Contemporary Books Discussion Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the library. Titles for discussion are chosen and moderated by the group members. Each month the current title is available at the Help desk on the main level. New members are always welcome! For more information, e-mail info@plymouthlibrary.org.

Upcoming Books

cover of the other americansTuesday, October 12th @ 7:30pm
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui’s daughter Nora, a jazz composer returning to the small town in the Mojave she thought she’d left for good; her mother, Maryam, who still pines for her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora’s and an Iraqi War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son’s secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself.

cover of the vanishing halfTuesday, November 9th @ 7:30pm
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?

Previous Books Discussed
2020s
2010s
2000s
1990s