Books Plus - Upcoming Book Discussions

Poems on Family and Culture

April 2, 2017

Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’ll explore poems about family and culture, both of which ground us emotionally and physically to this world.  Please bring a poem on one of these topics that has inspired you to share with the group.


The Underground Railroad

May 7, 2017


Colson Whitehead
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

"A potent, almost hallucinatory novel…Whitehead has told a story essential to our understanding of the American past and the American present.”  The New York Times


The Wives of Los Alamos

June 4, 2017


TaraShea Nesbit
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

“Quietly revealing, The Wives of Los Alamos offers an unusual glimpse into a singular community where war, science, and home life collided.”  Boston Globe


The Handmaid's Tale

July 2, 2017


Margaret Atwood
Discussion Leader: Dory Lynch

“Atwood takes many trends which exist today and stretches them to their logical and chilling conclusions.... An excellent novel about the directions our lives are taking. Read it while it's still allowed!”   Houston Chronicle


Everything I Never Told You

August 6, 2017


Celeste Ng
Discussion Leader: Luann Dillon

Lydia Lee is missing. The quiet misunderstood teenager has lived with family pressure her whole life. Her brother is not surprised when her body is found in a nearby pond. This Chinese American family in small town Ohio in the 1970's is an unusual blend for the Midwest. With a father who wants his children to fit into the local society and a stay at home frustrated mother, who is feeling the women's movement, this family is poised to implode.