Monday Evening Book Discussion

Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Copies available at the first floor Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich book jacket

March 20

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with a certain death sentence and doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him. Available February 20.

 

 

 

 

The Fishermen book jacket

April 17

The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma

In a Nigerian town in the mid-1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Available March 20.

 

 

 

 

An Atlas of Impossible Longing book jacket

May 15

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

by Anuradha Roy

The story of three generations of a Bengali family from the turn of the twentieth century to India’s partition. Available April 17.

Friday Morning Book Discussion

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Copies available at the first floor Reader Assistance Desk.  Sign up: 847-358-5881 ext. 132.

The Fishermen book jacket

March 3

The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma

In a Nigerian town in the mid-1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Available now.

 

 

 

 

Inside the O’Briens book jacket

April 7

Inside the O’Briens

by Lisa Genova

Joe O’Brien is a cop, and when he is diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, he must somehow tell his wife and four grown children and learn to live with the disease. Available March 3.

 

 

 

 

An Atlas of Impossible Longing book jacket

May 5

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

by Anuradha Roy

The story of three generations of a Bengali family from the turn of the twentieth century to India’s partition. Available April 17.

Great Books

 

Counterparts book cover

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Starting in April, our new book will be Counterparts, which presents pairs of contrasting texts focusing on a central theme. Copies of Counterparts are available beginning March 21 for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk. Join the group anytime. For questions, call x166.

 

 

 

March 21

Great Conversations 6

Holy Week

by Deborah Eisenberg

 

 

 

The Little Mermaid book jacket

April 18

Counterparts

The Little Mermaid

by Hans Christian Andersen

The Pangs of Love

by Jane Gardam

 

 

 

May 16

Counterparts

Facing West from California’s Shores

by Walt Whitman

The Golden West

by Daniel Fuchs

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Copies available at the second floor Reference Desk. To sign up call 847-358-5881 ext. 167.

 

 

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia book jacket

March 9

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

by Anne Garrels

Journalist Garrels speaks to everyday people in the Chelyabinsk region to find out what life is really like in Russia, why Russians love Vladimir Putin, and what they think of the West. Available now.

 

 

 

 

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl book jacket

April 13

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

by Issa Rae

Insightful and funny, Rae’s memoir will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. If you’re an introvert or nerd, or love someone who is, you’ll recognize the situations Rae finds herself in. Available March 9.

 

 

 

 

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging book jacket

May 11

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger

In this provocative book, journalist Junger weaves together history, psychology, and anthropology to share stories about combat veterans, natural disasters, and our quest for meaning and connection in modern society. Available April 13.