Adult Book Discussion Group
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Book Discussion Group
Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Saturday, September 8th, 10:30 a.m.
Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history: performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the secretive group which protects people like him has one rule: Never fall in love. How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages about a man lost in time and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Saturday, October 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Ghana, 18th century: two half-sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed – and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Saturday, November 3rd, 10:30 a.m.
Based on a real-life scandal – in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country – Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale starts in Memphis 1939, when 12-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings are taken and thrown into an orphanage. The Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents, but they quickly realize the dark truth. Then, jumping to Aiken, South Carolina, present day, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. Then Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis and an encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history.
Online Book Discussion Groups
- Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
- Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
- Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
- Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion