Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
March 13Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
An idealist, but eccentric American inventor leaves the country with his wife and children to start a new life in Central America. but his Utopia is ruined by local terrorists. (Baker & Taylor)
April 10Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
In 1974 Manhattan, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers shares grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
March 5American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities. – (Baker & Taylor)
April 9Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Marked for greatness after being struck by lightning in infancy, Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton near her 19th-century home that triggers attacks on her character and upheavals throughout the religious, scientific and academic communities. By the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
February 28The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. – (Baker & Taylor))