Both library book discussion groups have decided to meet in June and July this year. The Crime Readers are taking the summer off. The Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on June 21 to discuss Deep Down Dark, by Hector Tobar. This is the exciting true story about 33 men trapped in a Chilean mine in 2010. Tobar’s vivid, compelling account is hard to put down. My earlier review is here.
On June 28 at 7 p.m., the Tuesday Evening Book Group will read a short historical novel, Crooked Heart, by Lissa Evans. Set in and around London during World War II, this is not the typical story of life on the home front. Instead it’s about young orphan Noel Bostock, living in London with his elderly godmother, and how he connects with Vee, a widow who makes ends meet as a small-time con artist. I was thoroughly charmed by this unlikely pair. Read more about it here.
Copies of both titles are available now at the Adult & Teen Services Reference Desk.