Book Discussion Group

 

About the Riverview Veterans Memorial Library Book Discussion Group

 

If you like to read and exchange ideas with others, join our book lovers’ group for some stimulating conversations on a wide variety of books! The Riverview Public Library Book Discussion Group is led by Library Assistant Debbie Helton. Attendance is free and open to all members of the public. Come join us! Everyone is welcome.

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.  All books are available in advance of each meeting and can be checked out at the circulation desk.

The Club has recently read and discussed All the Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr,  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) by C. S. Lewis, and The Invention of Wings (2014) by Sue Monk Kidd.  A particularly enjoyable meeting engaged the group by having individual members read parts of the play, Our Town (1938) by Thornton Niven Wilder.

Past books chosen for discussion include A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, and many more!

 


CURRENT SELECTION

Date/Time: Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Reading Selection: Still Life With Breadcrumbs (2014)
by Anna Quindlen

A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined. [Source: Amazon Books. Accessed 01-16-2018.]

Go to the Book Discussion Group’s February 2018 Reading Page to find more information about the book; an excerpt from the novel; reviews and criticism of the work; biographical information about the author; and a bibliography of her other works.

 


RECENT & UPCOMING SELECTIONS


2018 Readings Title Author More About This Book
(Synopsis/Author Bio)
January A Year Down Yonder (2000) Richard Wayne Peck
February Still Life With Bread Crumbs (2014) Anna Quindlen
March I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) Maya Angelou
April The Book That Matters Most (2017) Ann Hood

 


PAST SELECTIONS


2017 Readings Title Author Book Synopsis Author Bio …
January The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) C. S. Lewis
February Teacher Man (2005) Frank McCourt
March The Invention of Wings (2014) Sue Monk Kidd
April 1984 (1949) George Orwell
May The Boston Girl: A Novel (2015) Anita Diamant
June – August No Meetings (Summer Break). Members read a personal selection.
September Discussion of individuals’ summer selections. Various
October Our Town (1938) Thornton Niven Wilder
November All the Light We Cannot See (2014) Anthony Doerr
December A Christmas Carol (1843) Charles John Huffam Dickens, “Boz”

 


 

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