Adult Book Group
If you love to read and talk about what you’ve read, this one is for YOU! We meet at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Copies of the books are reserved for book group members at the circulation desk. Titles are also available on our pre-loaded Kindles and on the Libby e-book platform.
We meet in hybrid format, i.e., join us in-person or via Zoom. If you would like to join us via Zoom, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, and we will send you the Zoom invite.
August 30, 7 p.m.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
From the author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry comes a multilayered, intricate novel of life, love, obsessions, and, yes, the world of gaming. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before. — Amazon
September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. Amazon
October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Breaking the Age Code:How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and How Well You Live by Becca Levy
Yale professor and leading expert on the psychology of successful aging, Dr. Becca Levy, draws on her ground-breaking research to show how age beliefs can be improved so they benefit all aspects of the aging process, including the way genes operate and the extension of life expectancy by 7.5 years.
The often-surprising results of Levy’s science offer stunning revelations about the mind-body connection. She demonstrates that many health problems formerly considered to be entirely due to the aging process, such as memory loss, hearing decline, and cardiovascular events, are instead influenced by the negative age beliefs that dominate in the US and other ageist countries. Amazon