May 2015 Book Discussions

Here’s what we’re reading this month …

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ Harnish
Start Time: 12:30 PM
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid, and continues for the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, a feminist, suffragist and an abolitionist.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Girls from Corona Del Mar
by Rufi Thorpe

While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can’t quite be good to, her longtime friend Lorrie Ann is surrounded by her close-knit family. A sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall apart further-and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, kind, brave Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is and what that question means about them both.

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ Village Vintner
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM
The Warden
by Anthony Trolloppe

Reverend Septimus Harding is warden of the alms-house at Barchester providing charity for twelve of the town’s neediest and an income for himself to the town’s way of thinking. John Bold, even though he is in love with the Reverend’s daughter, decides to look into this apparent misuse of church funds.


Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ Harnish
Start Time: 7:00 PM
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Fowler

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.
Stop by the Adult Services Desk at the Main Library (Harnish) to pick up your copies today!

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