| ||My Wish List: a Novel by Gregoire Delacourt |
April 7 and 16
A family woman and fabric-shop owner contemplates the dreams of her youth after winning the lottery, a fortune she decides to keep a secret while she reevaluates her adult choices and makes a list of the things she might want to change. Discussion Guide
| ||The City of Thieves by David Benioff |
May 5 and 21
Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.
| ||The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett |
June 2 and 18
Relocating to the English countryside after the death of his wife, antiquarian book enthusiast Peter Byerly discovers an 18th-century study of Shakespeare forgeries that contains a Victorian portrait strongly resembling his late wife, a finding that sparks an obsessive search through the bard's historical period. Discussion Guide
| ||No Book Club Meeting |
| ||The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown |
August 4 and 20
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
| ||All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr |
September 1 and 17
A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Discussion Guide
| ||The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith |
October 6 and 15
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family: fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.
| ||The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin |
November 3 and 19
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.
| ||Poetry |
December 1 and 17
Bring a favorite poem to share.