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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Join us for Hoover Public Library's Second Thursday book discussion group. Sessions are the Second Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Theatre level Conference Room. One novel is discussed each session. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Feel welcome to join us!

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

Description: House arrest has never been as charming as in Towles’s, an engaging 30-year saga set almost entirely inside the Metropol, Moscow’s most luxurious hotel. To Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, the Metropol becomes both home and jail in 1922, when the Bolsheviks spare his life (on the strength of a revolutionary poem written in 1913, when the count was at university). Forbidden to venture out, Rostov explores the intricacies of the grand structure and befriends its other denizens.

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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sycamore

by Bryn Chancellor

A newly divorced woman is starting life over in a small Arizona town. She comes across the skeletal remains of what the locals think is the body of a seventeen-year-old girl named Jess who disappeared almost two decades ago. The discovery forces community members to recall memories and secrets that have been buried a long time. Readers are treated to a cast of characters with distinct personalities who, with each piece of the puzzle, form a patchwork that reveals the truth surrounding Jess’s disappearance.

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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

See What I Have Gone and Done

by Sarah Schmidt

In this debut novel from Australian newcomer Schmidt, we are taken inside the delusional mind of accused 19th-century ax murderer Lizzie Borden and also witness the churning interior monologs of her older sister, Emma, and the Bordens' hapless Irish maid, Bridget. We get to inhabit another character as well: a potential hit man named Benjamin, lured in by the sisters' nefarious Uncle John. Schmidt employs some unusual word choices—animals "critter" instead of walk, lamplight "rages." Not surprisingly, the prose is rife with a creepy physicality, its imagery dwelling on skin, blood, fingernails, smells, etc., although readers are spared much of the actual crime's gruesomeness.

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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Women in the Castle

by Sarah Schmidt

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined -- an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

Quirky and delightful, Nina George’s book focuses on Jean Perdu, owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookshop. When a new tenant in his apartment building sets in motion events that force Jean to re-evaluate his past, he finds himself floating off down the rivers of France in search of lost love, new love, and friends he didn’t know he needed.

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Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm