2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM
Join us to discuss the title of the month. To register and reseve books, call 440-944-6010.
3/11: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid – Seeking justice for a young black babysitter who was wrongly accused of kidnapping by a racist security guard, a successful blogger finds her efforts complicated by a video that reveals unexpected connections.
4/8: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.
5/13: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan – A teenage boy in 1940s Italy becomes part of an underground railroad that helps Jews escape through the Alps, but when he is recruited to be the personal driver for a powerful Third Reich commander, he begins to spy for the Allies.
6/10: Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer – Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith’s most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
7/8: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he endures life in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.
8/12: Educated by Tara Westover – Traces the author’s experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family’s paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
9/9: The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer – Feeling a stronger connection with the dying than to the living, Clover, a death doula in NYC, has no life of her own until the final wishes of a feisty old woman sends her across the country to uncover a forgotten love story—and perhaps, her own happy ending.
10/14: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain – While attempting to flee an assassin, Kendra Donovan, a rising star at the FBI, inadvertently travels back to 1815 and becomes involved in discovering the identity of a vicious serial killer, without the benefit of her 21st century tools.
11/11: True Biz by Sara Novic – In a residential school for the deaf, we follow three people—a rebellious transfer student, the school’s golden boy and the headmistress—as they each deal with personal and political crises and find their lives inextricable from one another—and changed forever.
12/9: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger – Fleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a summer marked by struggling farmers, faith healers and lost souls.
1/13 (2025): ON BREAK – Happy Holidays!
February: House Rules by Jodi Picoult – Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior.