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Book Clubs

Let’s talk about books!  Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking to start a new reading adventure, our book clubs are the perfect place to connect with fellow book lovers.  Registration is required – check out our Events Calendar to sign up.  Pick up the next title at the Adult Services desk or download the eBook (when available).

Check out a list of all 2024 book club picks here.

 

A Novel Idea Book Club

A Novel Idea Book Club

The Nature of Fragile ThingsA Novel Idea book club is for adults looking to read and discuss thought-provoking fiction and non-fiction. Meetings will be on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 PM. 

July 17 at 2:00 PM: The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin’s silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn’t right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear. From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.

 

Thrill Seekers Book Club

Thrill Seekers Book Club

Deliberate Cruelty by Roseanne Montillo NEW! A book club for fans of mysteries, thrillers, and adventures – both fiction and non-fiction. Meetings will be on the second Monday of every month at 7 PM. 

July 8 at 7:00 PM: Deliberate Cruelty: Truman Capote, the millionaire’s wife and the murder of the century  by Roseanne Montillo

In 1955, Anne Woodward, a former showgirl turned society wife, accidentally shot and killed her husband Billy when she mistook him for a midnight prowler. But was it accidental? The case never went to trial, and Billy’s family banished Ann to Europe without her children. Truman Capote became obsessed with Anne, and when an excerpt of his book Answered prayers was released, Ann’s story was at its vicious center. She killed herself when it was published. Montillo has created an insightful and cautionary look into the true price of wealth and fame.

 

Book Club kits

Book Club Kits

Have your own club?  We’ve got the books!  Our book club kits contain 10-12 copies of each book as well as discussion questions.  New titles are added periodically throughout the year.

Kits must be picked up at the Plainfield Library – we cannot send them to other libraries to pick up.  Contact the Adult Services Desk at info@papl.info if you have any questions or are interested in borrowing a kit.