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.
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Saturday, January 12th, 10:30 a.m.
As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home.
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Saturday, February 9th, 10:30 a.m.
When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules – a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders – aa black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman – have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes, and save himself in the process, before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas.
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Saturday, March 9th, 10:30 a.m.
In 2009, the New York Post reporter, then 24, was hospitalized after seeming to lose her mind. In addition to violent seizures, she was wracked by terrifying hallucinations, intense mood swings, insomnia and fierce paranoia. Cahalan spent a month in the hospital before doctors diagnosed her with a rare autoimmune disorder. "Her brain is on fire," one doctor tells her family. Cahalan, who has since recovered, remembers almost nothing about her month-long hospitalization. But the best reporters never stop asking questions, and Cahalan is no exception. In Brain on Fire, the journalist reconstructs – through hospital security videotapes and interviews with her friends, family and the doctors who finally managed to save her life – her hellish experience as a victim of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. The result is a kind of anti-memoir, an out-of-body personal account of a young woman's fight to survive, and on every level, it's remarkable.
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