Adult Book Discussion Group
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Book Discussion Group
Read the book first and come discuss it as a group!
Book discussion groups are held on Saturdays once
a month at 10:30 a.m. To reserve your copy of the book
call (954) 757-4207 or for more information, email Rhonda Weiss.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Saturday, February 11th, 10:30 a.m.
A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. J.D. Vance, a Yale Law School graduate and former marine, gives a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town.
Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
Saturday, March 11th, 10:30 a.m.
This enthralling story of two families, and two faiths, is set in Turkey at the time of the cataclysm of 1999. It tells of Sinan, whose daughter Irem dreams of escaping the confines of her family and the duties of a devout Muslim woman. She sees in Dylan, an American boy and her upstairs neighbor, the promise of another life. But then a massive earthquake forces Sinan and his family to live as refugees in their own country and leads to a dangerous intimacy with their American neighbors as Irem and Dylan fall in love. When Sinan finds himself entangled in a series of increasingly dangerous decisions, he will be pushed toward a final betrayal that will change everyone’s lives forever.
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Saturday, April 8th, 10:30 a.m.
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent – and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Charles Wang built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, but he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands – and his pride. Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America – and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.
Online Book Discussion Groups
- Book Talk - A book discussion group that is useful for writers and includes links to major publishers and book distributors
- Dear Reader - A book club subscriber list service
- Overbooked - A comprehensive directory of websites which review books for just about every genre imaginable
- Simon Says - A useful website for people who lead book discussions that includes recommendations, author interviews, reading group guides, and a calendar for planning your discussion