January 15: Normal People by Sally Rooney
A psychological portrait of two young people raised on different sides of the tracks in County Sligo. Explores class/social constructs, the electricity of first love, and the complexities of family and friendship.
February 19: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hiram Walker was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation, endowed with a mysterious power.
March 18: Exhalation by Ted Chiang
A collection of short stories by the award-winning author.
January 30: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
The biography of Grace Humiston, lawyer, detective, and first female U.S. District Attorney, nicknamed “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes”.
February 20: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel takes readers to the blue-collar town of Empire Falls, home to abandoned mills, feuds, and lifelong friendships. NOTE: Richard Russo will speak at Boardman Road Branch Library on
March 26:Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Washington Black was a slave on a Barbados sugar plantation until he was chosen to become the manservant to an eccentric explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist.
This group usually meets on the last Monday of the month from 11 am to noon at the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road. Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen.For further information, contact Suzanne Christensen.