Book Discussion Group

Book Discussions

Discuss books with fellow lit lovers in the community! We meet the second Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at the Argenta Library. The library can place a hold on the monthly selections for you if you wish. We also try to keep a few spare copies at the circulation desk.

We’re always open to new members – join at any time! Contact us if you’d like more information.

January Selection

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All the Winters After
by Sere Prince Halverson

Discussion: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:30pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

Kachemak Winkel’s mother used to tell him that Alaska doesn’t forgive mistakes. A lot of mistakes where made the day she died in a plane crash with Kache’s father and brother– and Kache still feels responsible. He fled Alaska for good, but now his aunt Snag insists on his return. Returning to his family’s cabin in the woods, he finds smoke rising from the chimney and a mysterious Russian woman hiding from her own troubled past. Nadia has stayed there, afraid and utterly isolated, for ten years. Together, can they find forgiveness?

February Selection

Behind Closed Doors [electronic resource] : The most emotional and intriguing psychological suspense thriller you can't put down

Behind Closed Doors

by B.A. Paris

Discussion: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:30pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do.You’d like to get to know Grace better.But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart.Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of their bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

March Selection

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Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

Discussion: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:30pm

at the Argenta Library

Description:

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, she begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? She hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others–and themselves–might be wrong.

Past discussion selections:

December 2017: Oil & Marble by Stephanie Storey — Our Rating: 4.1
November 2017: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware — Our Rating: 1.9
October 2017: Plainsong by Kent Haruf — Our Rating: 4.1
September 2017: What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman — Our Rating: 2.5
August 2017: Maine by Ellen Marie Wiseman — Our Rating: 3.6
July 2017: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger — Our Rating: 4.2
June 2017: 
The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee — Our Rating: 4.0
May 2017: The Lake House by Kate Morton — Our Rating: 3.4
April 2017: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian — Our Rating: 4.6
March 2017: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom — Our Rating: 2.3
February 2017: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah — Our Rating: 4.9
January 2017: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens — Our Rating: 4.6

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Interested in participating? Let us know!
We’ll keep you informed of future discussions and even place a hold on the book for you.
Each month the Book Discussion Group rates the book that we have read on a scale from 1-5.

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