Learn about Book Club Kits
Former Booktalk Cafe Titles
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. All are 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 12, 2017
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
February 19, 2017
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horrowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.
March 9, 2017
Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.
April 13, 2017
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.
May 11, 2017
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
"Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters".
June 8, 2017
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
A unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, the authors previous book, this galvanizing new book is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy.
Last updated on March 21, 2017