TDL Book Clubs April 2023
Evening Book Club: Monday, 17 April 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
THE PARIS LIBRARY by Janet Skeslien Charles
"Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear - including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers. When the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.
Montana, 1983. Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices made, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places"-- Provided by publisher.
TDL Book Clubs March 2023
Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Evening Book Club: Monday, 20 March 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
THIS TENDER LAND William Kent Krueger
"The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair"--Provided by publisher.
TDL Book Clubs February 2023
Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, Rescheduled for 22 February 2023, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening Book Club: Monday, 27 February 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
"On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one a down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter, Scott Burroughs, and a four-year-old-boy, who is now the last remaining member of a powerful media mogu'l's family. Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work?"--Back cover.
TDL Book Clubs January 2023
Afternoon Book Club: Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Evening Book Club: Monday, 23 January 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson
Forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century when he falls in love with Pakistani widow Mrs. Ali, Major Pettigrew finds the relationship challenged by local prejudices that view Mrs. Ali, a Cambridge native, as a perpetual foreigner.