Book Discussion Kits
Addison Public Library card holders can request a customized book Kit for your book discussion group. Our staff will research your book and give you author information, discussion questions, and historical background of the book (if applicable). Complete a form at the Adult Services Information Desk, or call 630-458-3320 for more information.
Please allow 10 business days for information to be compiled and sent to you.
The Book Bunch, the Addison Public Library book discussion group, meets the first Tuesday of every month. Our current selection is:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:00 p.m.
The Paris Wife by Paula McCain
This novel is based on the real-life Hadley Richardson and her marriage to Ernest Hemingway. Shortly after their marriage in 1921, Ernest and Hadley departed for Paris where the two of them became involved with a number American expatriates including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound. Hadley and Ernest traveled frequently to hike, fish, and ski throughout Europe and to observe the bullfights in Pamplona. While married to Hadley, Ernest worked as a journalist, wrote a number of short stories, published his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, and began an affair with a friend of hers. Library Journal said, "Colorful details of the expat life in Jazz Age Paris, combined with the evocative story of the Hemingway's romance, result in a compelling story..."
2012/2013 Book Discussions