January Book Discussions

 In January, the book discussion groups at the library are reading two very different historical novels. On Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 am, the morning discussion group will meet to talk about Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, set in England in the 1520s, when King Henry VIII has no heir.  Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter’s efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome, a successful endeavor that comes with a dangerous price. The author brings Tudor England to life in this award-winning novel.

On Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 pm, the evening group will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin, an atmospheric novel set in rural Mississippi. Larry Ott and Silas Jones, despite their very different backgrounds, were boyhood friends in the 1970s for a few months. When they were teenagers, a local girl Larry took on a date to the drive-in disappeared and was never found. Larry was blamed, and has been ostracized ever since. When another girl goes missing, Silas investigates.

On January 19 at 7:00 pm,  the Crime Readers will meet at the Downers Grove Wine Shop to discuss Tourist Season, by Carl Hiassen. This book group is co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library.

Copies of the books are available now at the Reference Desk in the Adult/Young Adult Department.


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