May 2016 Book Discussions

unknown americans jacketThe Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on May 17 to discuss The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, a novel about Hispanic immigrants from eight different countries who live in an apartment building in Delaware. Arturo and Alma Riveras have recently moved from Mexico so that their teen daughter Maribel can get special schooling. Gradually they meet their neighbors, who all have different stories, including teenager Mayor Toro from Panama. Arturo works long days at a mushroom farm while Alma struggles to assimilate, hampered by her lack of English.

The Tuesday Evening Book Group will be discussing The Wright Brothers by Davidwright brothers jacket McCullough at 7 p.m. on May 24. At 262 pages, this is one of historian McCullough’s shorter books. Once you can tell Orville and Wilbur apart, the reader will get swept up into their exploration of flight, including the contributions of their lesser known sibling, Katharine. Here is my earlier review.

The Crime Readers will be discussing Case Histories by Kate Atkinson, a crime novel about three connected cases, on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m., at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien. Optional dinner is at 6 p.m. The Crime Readers are co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library.

Copies of all of the books are available now at the Adult and Teen Services Reference Desk.


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