Library Book Groups

The Book Bunch

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month
7PM – 8PM at the Addison Public Library

2019

APRIL 9

The Heavens May Fall
Allen Eskens

Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

MAY 14

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Marcus Samuelsson

It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken or dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all of its manifestations.

JUNE 11

The Sellout: A Novel
Paul Beatty

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, this novel showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality--the black Chinese restaurant.

JULY 9

Reader's Choice
Pick an International Fiction book and share with the group.

 

Between the Lines

Meets the 3rd Monday of every month
10AM – 11AM at the Addison Park District
120 E. Oak St., Addison, IL 

2019

APRIL15

The Wife
Meg Wolitzer

The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades.

MAY 20

Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

JUNE 17

Pachinko
Min Jin Lee

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

JULY 15

Reader's Choice
Pick an International Fiction book and share with the group