Jefferson Public Library Book Club

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Schedule 2017-2018

Available:  January 12th
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.
During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne—and we, their fellow readers—are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us.
 
Available: February 22nd
The Round House by Louise Erdrich.
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.
 
Available: April 5th
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
When the past catches up to him—nearly destroying him—Marion Stone must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and his twin brother, Shiva, who betrayed him.