Adult Book Discussion Group

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All Booked Up

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.

Best Book Brunch

Saturday, August 10th, 10:30 a.m. to noon

This fun get-together will be the culmination of “A Universe of Stories” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your favorite book of the summer and bring your completed reading log in order to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Brunch will be served.
Parkland Library card required to register.

Severance by Ling Ma

Saturday, September 7th, 10:30 a.m.

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire. Chen is self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work and watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. Then a plague of Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Eventually Candace must take action and joins a group of survivors led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. This send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire.

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