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Booktalk Cafe at the East Flagstaff Community Library

Friends of the Library Book Discussion

A book discussion will take place at 6:00PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Jan-Romero Stevens Community Room, Main Library. The public is welcome. Information on the books and authors to be discussed appear below. For more information on book availability, call the information desk at 928-213-2330 .

January 8th

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsione

Don Tillman, a profesor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.

February 12th

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common; a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, "What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?"

March 12th

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

April 9th

The Emerald Mile: the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. The saga of the Emerald Mile is a thrilling adventure, as well as a magisterial portrait of the hidden kingdom of white water at the bottom of the greatest river canyon on earth.

May 14th

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she? Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.

June 11th

The Girl Who Came Home: a novel of the Titanic by Hazel Gaynor

One of the few steerage passengers to survive the sinking of the Titanic, Maggie Murphy vows never to speak of the terror of that night, until many years later, as an elderly woman, her tale offers inspiration and direction to her granddaughter.

July 9th

The Quiet Streets of Winslow by Judy Troy

When the murdered body of a young woman is found in a river wash in Black Canyon City, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Sam Rush begins an investigation that leads deeper and deeper into the mystery of her death and the psychological mystery of identity.

August 13th

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawandi

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

September 10th

Euphoria: a novel by Lily King

Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andre Banson runs into two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea and begins a tumultuous relationship with them.

October 8th

Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

November 12th

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid, and follows the next thirty-five years of their lives.







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