Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
November 13The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, 18-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads to a romantic prospect and the confrontation of a painful secret from her past. – (Baker & Taylor)
December 11The Round House by Louise Erdich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family. Reprint. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
November 5The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
An account of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event–architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett. – (Baker & Taylor)
December 3The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Making daily visits to the grave of his beloved late wife, Arthur forges unexpected relationships with a nosy neighbor and a troubled teen who dubs him “Truluv” before the trio discovers healing and family together. By the best-selling author of Open House. – (Baker & Taylor
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
October 24Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari
A narrative history of humanity’s creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations. – (Baker & Taylor)