New discussion-worthy picks for book clubs

Are you starting a book club, or just interested in reading some discussion-worthy new books? If so, you may want to check out this list of 5 new books assembled by NPR. These picks will really inspire thought-provoking discussions (or maybe even some heated debate) within your circle.

A tale loosely inspired by the life of Alexis de Tocqueville is set in the early 19th century and follows an unlikely friendship between a French Revolution survivor and an itinerant English engraver's son.

Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Slave mistresses Lizzie, Reenie and Sweet travel to a resort in Ohio each year with their white masters, until Mawu shows up and encourages the three others to escape, forcing them to choose between freedom and leaving their friends and families--and the emotional and psychological ties that bind them to their masters.

Faithful Place by Tara French
Detective Frank Mackey finds himself straight back in the dark tangle of relationships he left behind twenty-two years ago when the suitcase belonging to his first love, Rosie Daly, shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place. The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad.

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
An "imperfect" crew of reporters and editors working for an international English language newspaper in Rome stumble toward an uncertain future as the era of print news gives way to the Internet age.

Sunset Park by Paul Auster
A group of troubled individuals is brought together by an enigmatic man in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse, including a fugitive who photographs the abandoned objects of evicted families, a celebrated actress preparing for a Broadway return, and a publisher struggling to save his marriage.

1 comment:

  1. Or you could join the library's book club - they meet both afternoons and evenings. Call the library at ext. 240 for more information.